Thursday, October 18, 2012
This year's International Photography Festival took place in Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv. KKL-JNF photos and film clips were on display at the festival, the theme of which was 'Sustainability'.
During the intermediate period of Sukkot, from October 2-8, the International Photography Festival took place in the historic and charming setting of Jaffa Port in South Tel Aviv. The International Photography Festival features film and photography works of different artists from all over the world, centering on a particular theme.
Watching KKL-JNF film clips. Photo: Malca Barkay
The theme of this year's Photography Festival was sustainability, and artistic contributions came from 160 different artists from Israel and overseas. KKL-JNF displayed modern and historic photos and film clips from its vast photo archive. The KKL-JNF photo archive was established in 1920, and contains some 180,000 prints and slides, which depict and document KKL-JNF's work in developing and nurturing the land of Israel.
One of the photos on display: First plowing in Ben Shemen, 1920. Photo: KKL-JNF Photo Archive
The KKL-JNF section was a key attraction at the festival, drawing thousands of visitors. The International Photography Festival drew 40,000 visitors in all.