Photo Exhibition "Jordan River"

 

Dates

Dates and exhibition venues are in planning and will be shown here shortly.

Who does not know the idiom "To pass over the Jordan”? In fact, the river is in danger of suffering the same fate, it is on the verge of drying up. Today the Jordan is kept alive by sewage, fertilizer run off and salt water. A very sad development of this once so voluminous, but culturally and historically still important river that forms the natural border between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.

 

Within the scope of the project "Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan”, the Global Nature Fund (GNF) and EcoPeace Middle East, formerly Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME), present the photo exhibition “The Jordan River” featuring photos by Eddie Gerald. The purpose of this exhibition that will be touring through different European cities is to draw international public attention to the threatened natural and cultural heritage of the Jordan.

 

The impressive black and white photographs document the cultural, religious, political and ecological situation at the Jordan River. Additionally, information boards provide detailed information on the importance of the Jordan River for nature, culture and men. The photographer Eddie Gerald was born in Peru and grew up in Israel. He has won numerous awards for his documentary and has been mentioned in many media reports.

 

The exhibition is made possible thanks to the support of the International Swedish Development Agency, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation, the Global Nature Fund, the Ursula Merz and Osprey Foundation.

 

Exhibition Background 

The long term GNF partner organisation EcoPeace Middle East is dedicated to saving the Jordan. “The Jordan is a natural and cultural site of worldwide importance. We bring together Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians to find solutions for an efficient and fair water management“, says Nader Khateeb, Palestinian Director of EcoPeace Middle East. EcoPeace Middle East, respectively the Friends of the Earth Middle East, have already been awarded numerous international peace and environmental prizes. "The support from Europe is very important for us to fulfill our mission. With the photo exhibition we want to draw the attention of the European media that means the population, the politicians and also the religious communities to the situation of the Jordan“ adds Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director of EcoPeace Middle East.

 

Further information about Jordan River

Further information about the cooperation between EcoPeace Middle East and GNF  

 

Contact 

Bettina Schmidt

Global Nature Fund (GNF)

Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4

78315 Radolfzell, Germany

Phone: +49 - (0) 77 32 - 99 95 - 86

Fax: +49 - (0) 77 32 - 99 95 - 88

E-mail: schmidt@globalnature.org

Website: www.globalnature.org

Publication of EcoPeace Middle East / FoEME

 
 Jordan Valley
 The Jordan is a border river.
Photo: Eddie Gerald
 A man in the Jordan River.
Photo: Eddie Gerald