AsiaStoryA day at the beach by Efrat Sela

It all started about 13 years ago when a dear woman named Tzvia invited a Palestinian family to a private family event. At the end of the event, the Palestinian father asked how far the sea was, and she replied that it wasn’t far and could be seen.

EFRAT SELA SELECTED AND PUBLISHED IN OUR PRINT EDITION 09

It all started about 13 years ago when a dear woman named Tzvia invited a Palestinian family to a private family event. At the end of the event, the Palestinian father asked how far the sea was, and she replied that it wasn’t far and could be seen.

And so it was, the family that never saw the sea, the children who did not know what a sea was, went crazy for joy and happiness.  In a brief moment and without much effort, a dream came true, a dream that Israelis take for granted every day. All along the country, not far away, there is always a beach that you can visit to enjoy the sunset, to relax in the summer, to surf the waves even in the winter days. It is always an amazing experience and is an integral part of life of the Israeli people.

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

On that day, Tzvia realized that it was not similarly accessible to residents of the West Bank. Although the sea is not too far away from them, it is unreachable. There are borders and barriers and crossing is not permitted.

This was the starting point for a women’s project- “Min El Bahar” – “Women of the sea”. Tzvia and several of her friends, Rachel, Riki and Amira, believed it should be possible for Palestinians to access the sea, and together they founded the “Min El Bahar” Association, which overcomes governmental barriers and hosts as many families as possible from the West Bank, especially women and children. They work very hard to get the necessary permits for a fun day at the Tel-Aviv beaches during summer vacation. After a lot of logistical work, buses fill up with women and children, every time one bus from a different village. For most of them, it’s the first time they see the sea. Thirteen years during each summer, hundreds of families have hosted. The day started with a fun morning at the beach, lunch together, children’s activities, and women’s discussion groups

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

The human connection is formed immediately, usually without knowing the other’s language.  No more is needed than reaching out a hand and smiling. For a moment we all forget that the meeting is between neighbors without neighborly relations, a meeting against the backdrop of decades of conflict managed by politicians who do not bring solutions and sometimes the opposite,  increasing the gap and distance.  For many years, on both sides, the residents have been divided by systems that strengthen the enmity and hatred, and yet, at the moment of the encounter, magic is created and hardened hearts soften. 

The shared experience at sea allows the participants to bridge the gaps, rejoice in singing together, dance and play, and hear the stories of the other side, to learn and know the other and to hope. They make new connections and friendships, get a hug, and give a hand.

The women of the sea group, with the help of many volunteers who take part in the activity and enable it over the years, manage to maintain a new world, a parallel world, a world of giving, joy, and hope. Managing seeds of hope for the future of our child, experiencing moments of sanity and understanding that can truly be otherwise, live and let live.

I have volunteered for two years to support this important activity and at the end of each day I see how the hosted families take a piece of the dream home. Perhaps for them it will never be possible to come back. I see them taking selfies with the sea, or collecting small seashells, or writing prayers in the sand…

When I go home, I am always excited, with a big smile that lingers for hours. I am already waiting for the next trip to the sea with more potential friends.  Yet at the same time I feel my heart ache.  I know that our lives as Israelis and Palestinians could be different if only we could all see each other not as enemies but as humans with complex backgrounds and needs, yet ones who ultimately wish for peace and friendship. 

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

A day at the beach | Efrat Sela
A day at the beach | Efrat Sela

Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITION

EACH MONTH, THE MOST VALUED PROJECT WILL RECEIVE AN INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION IN OUR GALLERY.

DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

PHOTO: © VICKY MARTIN
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Landscape-and-Nature-dPS-Photography-Course-300x250-1.jpg

Landscape & nature photography is one of the most challenging genres and disciplines to learn, and the costs of getting it wrong can be disappointing

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/banner-300.jpg

Call For Entries #18 | After 17 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

RELATED STORIES
Human Waste III by Beatriz Glez Sa

ConceptEuropeHuman Waste III by Beatriz Glez Sa

What would we do if our only home, the only place that we can live in, would be invaded with unknown materials that we have neither the instinctive knowledge nor genetic information passed by prior generations for avoiding it or use any already build defence mechanism?
Inside the camera bag of Karolina Wojtasik

DnaEuropeInside the camera bag of Karolina Wojtasik

I'm actually shopping around for a new bag now, with the amount of travel I do they really don't have a long life. I would say a essential feature is be able to hold my computer comfortably and something that sits well on my back for long days.
Heart them stirring by Tabitha Barnard

ConceptEuropeHeart them stirring by Tabitha Barnard

I started working on this project six years ago when I first started my undergrad degree. At the time my youngest sisters were thirteen.My sisters were around me all the time and I figured if they were there I should start photographing them.
Mobile Photography by Star Rush

AmericaB&WConceptFeaturedMobile Photography by Star Rush

Star Rush is a Vietnamese American documentary and street photographer and writer, and an an advocate of mobile photography.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/instagram.jpg
Nude art : Ties of perception by Nofar Horovitz

AsiaFeaturedNudeNude art : Ties of perception by Nofar Horovitz

Being a photographer immersed in the process of recovering from sexual assault brought up the subjects of nude art, body image, womanhood, female empowerment and coping with stress and trauma to my attention.
Paradise Lost by Marcin Owczarek

ConceptEuropeParadise Lost by Marcin Owczarek

The Book of Genesis describes the biblical 'Garden of Eden' (Paradise) which was created by God for the the first man and woman - Adam and Eve.
TRENDING STORIES
DDiarte ; Creative Photography

ConceptEuropeDDiarte ; Creative Photography

When we set up DDiArte in 1999, at that time it was a painting workshop where we brought together the best of both of us for the purposes of creation, painting on canvas.
Interpretation of Dreams by Elena Chernyshova

B&WConceptEuropeInterpretation of Dreams by Elena Chernyshova

This series started as an illustration or, more certainly, a screenplay of my friend's dreams. We first met after her return from the US. She had a big dream to make films, so she went there to make it come true.
Geometric lines, shapes, patterns and symmetry; Cityscape photography of Jon Deboer

AmericaB&WCityFeaturedGeometric lines, shapes, patterns and symmetry; Cityscape photography of Jon Deboer

I am a photographer and graphic designer based in Detroit, MI. I moved to the Metro Detroit area in 2006 to attend Lawrence Technological University, and graduated in 2010 with a BFA in Graphic Design
Costly Signals by Danny DeGennaro

AmericaCityCostly Signals by Danny DeGennaro

A costly signal is an evolutionary trait that develops despite it not being in an organisms best interest. In the case of a peacock, males develop elaborate plumage to attract females and display dominance
Interview with Larry Louie; Published in our print edition #06

AmericaDnaInterview with Larry Louie; Published in our print edition #06

I like printed images.  There are so many online magazines, but I feel a photograph should be seen on paper. So, I love it that you have an actual magazine available to your readers.
Black and white portrait photography by Yura Kurnosov

EuropeNudeBlack and white portrait photography by Yura Kurnosov

Introduction to photography had on the children's time. The first camera FED-3. The whole film process, including print, I learned in childhood.
Gilles Altieri director of Galerie Du Canon

DnaEuropeGilles Altieri director of Galerie Du Canon

The Galerie du Canon, founded in 2017 by Jacques Mikaélian and Gilles Altieri, represents contemporary and confirmed artists and develops a policy of promotion and support for young creation.
Paper House by Jessica Somers

AmericaB&WConceptPaper House by Jessica Somers

Expectations, these are things put on us from birth. Who we are expected to be. How we treat others. What we do with our lives. Some expectations are gender specific. Some expectations find their way into our subconscious no matter how much we have been shielded from them.
Fashion photography; Lights and style by Irvin Rivera

AmericaShotFashion photography; Lights and style by Irvin Rivera

When I was younger I used to see patterns of lights that other kids can’t see. My eyes would show me a cluster of soft, circular colorful orbs instead of a supposed to be a single light bulb from a lamp post.
FEATURED STORIES
Wildlife photography; Land of Giants by Will Burrard-Lucas

B&WBioEuropeFeaturedWildlife photography; Land of Giants by Will Burrard-Lucas

These photographs are part of a larger series documenting the elephants of Tsavo and the work of Tsavo Trust. The full series is published in a new book titled “Land of Giants”.
Under the sign of the rat; Roger the Rat by Roger Ballen

AmericaB&WConceptFeaturedUnder the sign of the rat; Roger the Rat by Roger Ballen

Surreal, refined, disturbing: Roger Ballen has made a name for himself with his special eye for what is usually considered minor or outside, yet is nevertheless profound and touching.
Intimate portraits of animals; Behind Glass by Anne Berry

B&WBioEuropeFeaturedIntimate portraits of animals; Behind Glass by Anne Berry

Behind Glass is a collection of photographs made in monkey houses of small zoos throughout Europe. Anne Berry is recognized for her ability to create lyrical, intimate portraits of animals.
Fictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

ConceptEuropeFeaturedFictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

Birth Undisturbed is a fictional narrative photography series by Natalie Lennard, that brings scenes of natural childbirth into cinematic fine-art tableaux.
Japanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

AsiaFeaturedStoryJapanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

Japanese Aquariums is a journey into some of my oldest, most treasured childhood memories. Whenever I visited my grandparents in the small, northern Japanese city of Otaru, my grandfather, a high school teacher and an enormous influence in my life, would take me to the aquarium.
Greenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

Greenland became politically independent from Denmark in 1979 and is slowly getting on the path to economic independency. The ‘ice country’ is currently facing the consequences of climate change.
Intimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotIntimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

It is a declaration of love by Giuseppe Cardoni, but also by an Italian region, Umbria, which has always hosted the most important jazz festivals and where the author took most of his photographs.
Guatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

EuropeFeaturedStoryGuatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

Until the corn Grows Back; Lys Arango’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Criminal violence in Central America was something that happened very far away and that explained, according to the media, the gigantic caravans of migrants that from 2017 began to travel thousands of kilometres to reach the United States
Greatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

Fortza Paris; Marco Cheli’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Over the years, until today there are many young Sardinians, specifically from Barbagia, who leave their island with the dream of becoming a jockey of the Palio di Siena.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/getty-images.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/black-eye.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Edelman-Gallery.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Medium.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Opiom.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Filter-Photo.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/head-on.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Photo-independent.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/lagos-photo.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/gtb.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IPA.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/in-focus.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/image-rights.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/riga.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/BGD.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ICP.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Mifa.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/miami.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/viewbug.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/OFF.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/KLPA.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/rotterdam.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Photo-Nola.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/clampart.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/dripbook.png
OTHER STORIES
X
stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Issue #14 | September 2020
Current Issue
Vicky Martin
Ryotaro Horiuchi
Susanne Mildeelberg
Diego Bardone
Nicky Hamilton
Alain Schroeder
Printed on 80# matte paper 22x28cm | 100 Pages
Showroom
September 7 to October 31, 2020
Julia Fullerton-Batten
LOOKING OUT FROM WITHIN
Get in touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the form, or contact hello@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
CALL
FOR ENTRIES
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Are you ready?
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
NEW!
FOLLOW US.
Subscribe now and get a free access to a curated list of resources.
Feel free to contact.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
ghfd