Israel@60: Part 2
The essence of Israel cannot be summed up with one or even 10 photographs. From the ancient to the modern, from the verdant north to the sandy south, Israel is culturally and physically so diverse and constantly changing as we move through the seasons and the cycle of the Jewish year. This small collection of images represents some of the pride, devotion, challenge and beauty of Israel as it celebrates 60 years of modern statehood.
View Part 1 of our Israel @ 60 slideshow series
Yehoshua Halevi is a photojournalist, event photographer, teacher, trekking guide and writer who lives in the Judean Mountains south of Jerusalem. A self-taught photographer, he is the author of the weekly photo blog Israel the Beautiful. His work has appeared in National Geographic publications and major Jewish publications around the world. You can view more of his work at www.goldenlightimages.com.
To submit a photo of what captures the essence of Israel, or Israelis, for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the photo and a brief explanation.