Jewish National Fund’s Southeast Region has named four winners and four runners-up in its second annual Israel Photo Contest:

  • Landscape — winner Sam Solomon of Dunwoody, runner-up Orly Mansbach of Atlanta.
  • People — winner Jeremy Tepper of Sandy Springs, runner-up Jeff Cohen of Dunwoody.
  • Historical Israel — winner Jody Frankel of Sandy Springs, runner-up Howard Silverman of Atlanta.
  • Modern Israel — winner Margery Diamond of Sandy Springs, runner-up Paul Benamy of Atlanta.

Tepper’s photo of a young girl playing in a bomb shelter in Sderot was the grand prize winner.

A panel of six judges picked the winners from more than 70 entries. Every entrant received a professionally printed 5-by-7-inch photo, and the winners received 24-by-36-inch canvas prints, courtesy of Chuck Wolf’s Photo Design Bar. The Atlanta Jewish Times was one of the sponsors of the contest.
The contest celebrates the beauty diversity and character of Israel. The photographers provided the descriptions for the winning entries on this page.