Over 80 photographs were submitted from all over the world for consideration in the first round of FotoDocument Fringe. Three winners were chosen by the judges for the best three series of photographs on positive environmental initiatives.

Second prize goes to Ahikam Seri for his series “Power of the Desert Sun”.

The Arab village of Drijat, located in Israel’s southern Negev desert, has been equipped with a multipurpose solar electricity system, capable of providing power to the entire village.The village mosque is the only solar-powered mosque in the Middle East.

A photovoltaic solar panel provides electricity to the local mosque in Drijat.

A photovoltaic solar panel provides electricity to the local mosque in Drijat.

Family members on their rooftop. A photovoltaic solar panel provides electricity to their house in Drijat.

Family members on their rooftop. A photovoltaic solar panel provides electricity to their house in Drijat.

A street light equipped with a photovoltaic solar panel that stores energy in the day and powers the light at night, Drijat.

A street light equipped with a photovoltaic solar panel that stores energy in the day and powers the light at night, Drijat.