Posted by: EcoPeace Middle East | August 9, 2011

FoEME Launches International Jordan River Photography Exhibition to Raise Awareness of the Critical State of the River on August 23 in Stockholm, Sweden during World Water Week 2011

Over the next three years, FoEME in partnership with the Global Nature Fund will host a traveling exhibition throughout Europe to help raise awareness of the tragic state of the Lower Jordan River.

In partnership with photographer Eddie Gerald, FoEME has assembled a series of stark images of the Jordan Valley, highlighting its beauty, its heritage and its role in today’s conflict, contrasting the River’s current deteriorating situation with the magnificence of the landscape.  Eddie Gerald’s documentary work has received numerous awards and citations worldwide.

This exhibition will be launched on Aug 23rd at 17:00 at the Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm, Sweden at an exciting opening event with invited speakers including Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson and representatives from the Swedish International Development Agency and FoEME.   The exhibition will run through August 30th in Stockholm.

From Stockholm the exhibition will travel to Cologne, Germany and will be hosted at St. Michaels Church from September 17th – October 8th, 2011.   At St. Michael’s Church, a Sunday mass following the opening event will concentrate on the sanctity of the Jordan River.

All are invited to attend these public events!!

For more information about the event or to learn about how your community can host the Jordan River exhibition contact FoEME’s Jordan River Rehabilitation Project Coordinator Elizabeth Ya’ari at: Elizabeth@foeme.org

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

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