Ilan Wittenberg has been awarded a 2011 National Salon of Photography silver medal for his image “The Tower”, entered in the Power category.
Beth Shalom member Ilan took the award-winning photograph last year.
“It was a bitterly cold morning in Paris, when we visited the Eiffel Tower and stood in a long elevator queue to go up to the first level,” he said.
Built in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is both a French icon and one of the most recognised structures in the world, standing 324 metres tall – the same height as an 81-storey building. It’s also the most photographed man-made structure, making Ilan’s achievement particularly memorable.
The exhibition of winning prints and digital images is open to the public from 9-4, Monday to Friday until July 22 in Canon building, 28 The Warehouse Way, Northcote.