This year marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Beach Photo Album, a photo album of some of the world’s best beaches.
The album was published in 1988 by the photo agency of the Israeli tourism board, Haifa.
In the years that followed, the album was edited by photographers and photographers of various backgrounds, including the late filmmaker Michael Pollack, whose work included films of the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, and photographer George Burt.
It is now the subject of a book, The Beach Photo Archive: From Beach to Shore, published by Simon & Schuster, the publisher of the New York Times.
“I was really impressed with the original Beach Photo album and it was an incredible book, and I loved the editing process that the book had, but I was a bit worried about how people would react to it,” said Sharon Gershon, an Israeli photographer who worked on the book.
“It was an odd book for some people and I was afraid that it would offend people.
But it wasn’t really about the images, it was about the book and the book is really about a photographer who made an enormous contribution to the art of photography.”
The Beach Album is a compilation of some 1,200 photographs of Israel’s most iconic beaches, many of which were taken by Gershoff, the daughter of a photographer and film-maker.
A total of 2,700 of the images were printed for the album, and each is in its own folder, with its own titles and credits.
Gersholts father, the legendary Israeli photographer Ze’ev Schiff, was also a prolific photojournalist, with a collection of hundreds of photographs and other artifacts from his travels around the world.
Gertner’s husband, Peter, the director of Haifa’s Tourism Board, said that after the book’s release, Gershons son, David, took the opportunity to buy the Beach Album and “re-interpret it in a way that reflects his own experience and the world around him.”
Gershnos son, who has since been in his role as the Israeli ambassador to the United States, said he “was very pleased that this book has been translated into English.
It was a great pleasure for me to see it in its entirety.”
“I think the Beach is a very special book,” Gersheins son said, “and I think that everyone should read it.
It will always be a great gift.”
The book is set to be released on February 16, 2018.