The Arad Photography Marathon took place in March 2020 in a new collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL, the Arad Municipality and the Arad Community Center. This springtime celebration of photography in Arad resulted in images of wonderous desert landscapes and hidden attractions. In this exhibition, the marathon’s 20 finalists present their unique viewpoint of Arad as a desert city whose outskirts reach the valleys leading to the Dead Sea, of the meeting point between wilderness, history and archeology, and of the diverse human population that lives there alongside the local flora and fauna.
We’d like to thank the marathon partners – The Arad Municipality, the Arad Community Center, the Nature and Parks Authority, Erlich Photography Center, Mickey Brandt Studio, Lupa Digital Albums, Picture Perfect – High-end Wood Prints, Photography School Galitz, Hotel Inbar, the Arad Economic Corporation, Sheeta Brewery, Kfar Hanokdim and Midbar Winery.
Special thanks to our jury panel:
Leah Abir – Curator, Artistic Director of the Arad Center for Contemporary Art
Mickey Brandt – Photographer, Owner of Brandt Studio
Roie Galitz – Owner of the Galitz Group, Wildlife Photographer
Daniel Keren – Athlete, Guide and Owner of Journeys with Daniel
Ofer Lupa – Owner of Lupa Digital Albums
Merav Merodi – Photographer, Arad Native
Top photo: Adir Melamed