A crowdfunding campaign is expected to begin Monday, Sept. 11, to support the production of “A Walk of the Land,” the first photo book documenting a journey along the Israel National Trail from the traveler’s point of view.

The photographs and anecdotes in the book follow the journey of Udi Goren, the first professional still photographer to walk the entire trail, which runs the length of Israel from north to south. Goren spoke to the AJT last year before a tour of his exhibit of photography from the trail.

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The book is edited by photographer Alex Levac. A preview of the volume can be seen at udigoren.com/book_sample.pdf.
“This is not a book that goes on your bookshelf at home,” Goren said. “It belongs on the living-room table to allow guests to browse through it and talk about places already visited or plan your next trip to places you do not know yet. It’s a book to share with the younger generation and show them that even though Israel is very small, it is beautiful and incredibly varied.”

The past two years he has worked mainly on the Israel National Trail project, including publishing articles and carrying out four speaking tours of the United States and Canada.