|Iron Works (c) Daniel Yoffee 2011|
Photographer Rachel Banai and eleven students in her Puffin Camera Club will exhibit the photographs they took on a recent trip to Israel at a special group exhibition. During the ten-day trip, the group visited Kibbutz Samar, near Eilat, and went on to visit and photograph a Bedouin woman in the Negev who grows medicinal herbs, archeological wonders in Petra, Jordan; a date plantation; a lighthouse beach at Eilat; the Dead Sea, Masada, and Tel Aviv. They also explored and photographed the natural crater Mitzpe Ramon, ancient copper mines at Timna, Jerusalem’s Arab marketplace and Old City Jewish and Christian sites.
“My goal was to offer my students a grand tour, where they would get to know the people of Israel, as well as all the many sites that make Israel such a special place to visit and photograph,” Banai said. The exhibit shows the many faces of Israel through various lenses.