Israel recently hosted the Eurovision Song Contest. Now in its 64thyear, Israel has been a participant for 43 years. However, 2019 was only the 3rd time it played host even though it has won on four different occasions: 1979, 1980, 1998 and 2018.
Eurovision song contests bring fantastic photographic opportunities. According to local Tel Aviv photographer Mozes Victor Konig:
“If you think about it, there’s really something quite special about being able to capture this event visually. There’s such a buzz around it on so many levels. I’ve been photographing performances for years, but being in the center of Israel, at the center of the highest form of European entertainment just has a completely different feeling. I was so grateful to be a part of it.”
There was so much variety at this year’s contest that took place near southern Tel Aviv’s Park Yarkon. Aside from the actual songs, the performances were spectacular and it was an extremely visual event. From Australia’s Statute of Liberty lookalike to the winning ‘Arcade,’ from The Netherlands, the buzz in the air made it a completely phenomenal experience that simply had to be captured by photographers such as Konig for many years in the future.