Bronze 2020 / Science / Environment

Life At The Dead Sea

  • Photographer
    Lord K2
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Nature/Aerial, Bronze in Science/Environment

Lying at 430 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth. With a salinity of 34%, the waters have mystified scientists for thousands of years. A dead tree, planted by artist Amiram Dora to signify ‘death’ is intended to draw attention to the ‘life’ that the Dead Sea creates surrounding the notion of death. However, the lake is shrinking at an alarming rate. Plans to prevent further deterioration have stalled due to political and cost implications, but mounting pressure to act soon may lead Israel and Jordan to increase efforts to sustain the life of The Dead Sea.

Lord K2 is a visual artist from London based in Barcelona. In 2011 he seized trading stocks and ventured into the art world. After an initial stint exploring stencil graffiti in South America, Lord K2 shifted his focus to photography in order to pursue ethnographic visual story telling. His first project was to document the graffiti subculture in Santiago de Chile followed by the street art scene in Tokyo. Both projects were released in book form by Schiffer Publishing. He subsequently spent 5 years living in Asia in order to chronicle the Muay Thai and Sumo cultures.