The winning photo of the2017 Rothberg International School and CFHU Photo Contestwas taken byJessie Xie, shown first in this series of photos. The photo was taken at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem, and the lighting, the pose, the emotion, and the setting are all just perfection.
The first runner-up wasShira Dveris, who captured a great shot taken at the Beitar Jerusalem F.C. game against the Haifa Maccabi F.C. A great photo in a photo.
The second runner-up wasOlivia Huangwho captured a cat in an alleyway in the old city, with a vibrant blue door inviting you in. It looks more like a painting than a photo!
Their photos and the following top 17 runners-up are presented in this gallery.
Here is Jessie Xie’s description of her winning photo:“The picture was taken at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem on July 19th, 2017. It was a beautiful day in Jerusalem near the end of my journey in Israel and I decided to take a walk with my friend at the promenade. The Haas Promenade offers a panoramic viewpoint where I could truly feel the grandness of Jerusalem glittering under the sun from far away, yet close to the heart, and I decided to take a picture with all the history and the beauty of human civilizations in the background. Like former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said: “The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.”