Hungarian photographer wins first prize at Israeli competition

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Hungarian photographer Bea Bar Kallos won first prize at the 2019 Edut Mekomit, Isreal’s most prestigious photo contest in the society-community category with her “Bedouin everdays” photo series.

She took the pictures between November 2018 and August 2019, chronicling the life of a bedouin family in the Judean desert some 60 kilometers from Jerusalem.

“The fate of children was also the subject of some of my previous works and through this series, I intended to portray the everyday life of a traditional nomad family who live their lives in what we would consider remote from civilization,” Bar Kallos told news agency MTI.

Bea Bar Kallos was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1978. After working for almost 15 years in film and theater, she decided to start a career as a photojournalist.

She started in 2009 as an intern at the Hungarian National News Agency, and a year later she became a stringer at the agency. Over the years, Bar received numerous awards, including being recognized by the Hungarian Pictures of the Year award multiple times.

Her work has been exhibited in New York, Warsaw, Budapest, Milan, and Jerusalem.

She is currently residing in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Images by Bea Bar Kallos

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