COLlive.com invited 9 Lubavitcher photographers to choose a memorable image they took in the year 5783. Here’s what they chose.
I tried to select my favorite photo from the past year, considering shots of New Year’s fireworks, Niagara Falls, and other trips I’ve taken. However, I ultimately chose to capture a small yet meaningful moment: a father bringing his children to 770 on Tisha B’Av, where they fell asleep on him while reciting “kinos.” As someone who grew up in Israel hearing stories of children dozing off on the benches in 770, I found myself standing on one of those very benches, witnessing this scene. Fortunately, I always have my camera with me 😃
Blue sky, flowers, colors, and quality time together.
A Jewish couple took a break from the race of life for some quality time together in a tulip field in New Jersey.
This special moment, this moving moment: Thousands of Chabad Shluchim from all over the world who give their lives every day. Thousands of Shluchim, including my father, who came straight from his Chabad House in Israel, and next to him stands the Shliach from the other side of the world. Together. Here. In one picture. That I got to take. Wow.”
770 is always a source of light
At a Siyum Sefer Torah in Flatbush, Brooklyn, this photo of Hagbah is my favorite. With the emotion in the photo along with the light at the top, it reminds me of Matan Torah.
In Antigua, Guatemala, watching the Acatenango volcano erupt, I captured a photo that I am really proud of. After a long climb to a height of 3500 meters, we arrived in front of the volcano that erupted with great force. Just before sunset, I lifted the drone and flew it right over the volcano. This photo was created of clouds near the mountain and the sun below that created a spectacle like fire.
A special picture from a moment during a show for Chabad Young Professionals Encounter Shabbaton that brought Jews closer together in Manhattan. The theater became a magical place where Jews from all over the world gathered in New York, turning a group of individuals into one big soul of the Jewish people. In the picture, taken at the peak of the event, you can see the joy, power and depth of such an event with legendary singer Alex Clare. When I take a photo, I want even those who were not at the event to feel the emotion. Here, it’s the emotion of “Am Yisrael Chai!”
Capturing the essence of leadership and unity: Four commanders of Tzivos Hashem, bound by purpose and inspiring a brighter future for the Army of Hashem.
Sometimes because of the non-stop work the excitement and passion for photography disappear… This is a photo I took in the middle of work and it reminds me to stop sometimes to remember my love for photography to enjoy the moment and relive the passion for photography.