Life At The Bottom Of Earth - Photo Book

For over 20 years, Ilan Mizrahi has been documenting the Dead Sea region and the section of Road 90 that is below sea level. 11 years ago, he moved with his wife Deborah Cherki to the northern area of the Dead Sea, and since then, they have both been photographing, together and apart, journalistic projects that tell the story of the place, which changes from day to day.

Together, they watched as the Dead Sea retreated and its shores were swallowed into the depths of the earth by enormous sinkholes. As residents of the area and tour guides whose expertise is this region, they are anxious about its future, and in recent years they have been working on a photographic book on the subject "life at the bottom of Earth", which tells about its residents and their relation with the place.

The book, consists of 104 medium-sized pages, also include passages on the subject from several fields, such as history and geology, economics and tourism, settlement and agriculture, as well as on the relationship between the peoples living in the area, and their joint and separate battle of preservation of the delicate fabric of life between man and nature.

The book is still on editing but you can see some of the pictures here

In November 2016, Ilan and Deborah presented a photo exhibition about the subject at the Masada Exhibition Hall. During 3 months their work has been presented, and over 200.000 people saw it while visiting the popular national park. At the same time Ilan and Deborah started a campaign on Headstart crowdfunding for the book and succeeded to raise 110%.

The book will be publish in August 2017 and you can pre order it here

By purchasing the book, you will help promote awareness to the subject so that public involvement will help save this magical place, the only one of its kind in the world that is our responsibility, for the next generations to come.

To read about the Exhibition and Artists Click Here

Below are limited edition pictures for sale from the photo exhibition "Life at the bottom of Earth" at the Masada national park Exhibition Hall

 

Stuck in the mud

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Palestinian men at Ein Feshkha nature reserve, Dead Sea, Israel, Jordan Valley, 1996      

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NBN-001

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Flamboyant tree (Delonix regia). Photographed in October at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to Madagascar. 15 sec. exposure - f/2.8, using only existing street lights. Plastic effect added on picture.     

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Curiosity

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Palestinian kids at Ein Feshkha nature reserve, Israel, Jordan Valley, 1995    

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NBN-002

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Flamboyant tree (Delonix regia). Photographed in October at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to Madagascar. 10 sec. exposure -  f/2.8, using only existing street lights.     

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Out Of The Convoy

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" A convoy of camels walks outside the Palestinian city of Jericho. Jordan Valley, May 2011      

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NBN-003

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Macro-photography. Stamen of Bougainvillea flower. Photographed in September at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to South America. 1/160 sec. exposure -  f/2.5         

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Born To Be Wild

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" The Israeli “Harley Davidson” club members are riding rout 90 to support the Dead Sea in the UNESCO competition of the “Seven Wonders of the World. November 2010. Unfortunately the Dead Sea wasn’t included with the winners, and since than things around the lake are getting worse.          

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NBN-004

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Trunk of Ceiba insignis tree. Photographed in October at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to Mexico, Central America. 15 sec. exposure - f/2.8, using only existing street lights.       

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Flintstones

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Flintstones landscape, Og Stream, Israel, Jordan Valley, September 2016    

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NBN-005

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" North Indian Rosewood tree (Dalbergia sissoo). Photographed in November at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southern Iran. 8 sec. exposure - f/2.8, using only existing street lights. Plastic effect added on picture.       

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Directing The Camel

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Muhammad Abu Awethah (22 years old) is helping his camels to mate at the northern Israeli shore of the Dead Sea. Israel, February 2012. He and his brothers are shepherds, leading a flock of 120 camels for Bedouin that stopped wondering like in the old days, but still wants to own a camel as a status symbol.      

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NBN-006

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" A Viola tricolor flower with a spider on it. Photographed in March at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to Europe and Asia. 1/160 sec. exposure -  f/2.5       

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Mud Man

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Mineral Beach, Dead Sea, Israel, November 2007. Today, the place where the picture was taken is closed to the public, after a huge sinkhole opened at the beach parking lot.  The Picture was taken on assignment for Time Magazine, on a story named “The business of mud” that was focusing on AHAVA cosmetics enterprise at the Dead Sea region. 

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NBN-007

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Ceiba tree. Photographed in October at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to Mexico, Central America. 15 sec. exposure - f/2.8, using only existing street lights. Plastic effect added on picture.        

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Village Time

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Late afternoon at a village, Jordan, February 2007 The picture was taken on assignment for the “International Atomic Energy Agency” Magazine. One of the projects is led by the IAEA that supervised on the Israeli Biofly Factory. Biofly is a company that is working with the Inspection and Plant Protection Service (IPPS) of Israel to supply sterile medfly males to the Arava and the Jordan Valley.     

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NBN-008

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Ficus benjamina tree. Photographed in October at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea.  Native to Asia and Australia. 15 sec. exposure - f/2.8, using only existing street lights. Plastic effect added on picture.     

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Shallow water

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Palestinian ladies at Ein Feshkha nature reserve, Dead Sea, Israel, Jordan Valley, 1995      

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NBN-009

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Spathodea tree (African tulip tree). Photographed in October at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to tropical Africa. 8 sec. exposure - f/2.8, using only existing street lights. Plastic effect added on picture.        

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The Camel Boy

Ilan Mizrahi's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Kalya Beach, Dead Sea, Israel, February 2012. Mussa Abu Awethah (19 years old) from the Sawarkah Bedouin tribe is riding his camel at the northern Israeli shore of the Dead Sea. Mussa and his brothers are shepherds, leading a flock of 120 camels for Bedouin that stopped wondering like in the old days, but still wants to own a camel as a status symbol.    

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NBN-010

Deborah Cherki's Fine Art Photography Prints Masada Exhibition 2016 - "Life at the bottom of Earth" Albizia Lebbeck tree (Siris). Photographed in October at Kibbutz Almog, Dead Sea. Native to the Indian subcontinent, New Guinea and Northern Australia. 15 sec. exposure - f/2.8, using only existing street lights. Plastic effect added on picture.       

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