Bronze / 2018 / Press / Nature/Environmental

The Salton Sea

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Jim Riche

Today the Salton Sea is in a battle for its survival with man and nature. In the 50s and 60s it became a watersports and tourism destination. Cities were planned, marinas were built and hotels and resorts flourished. Communities grew up around the Salton Sea shoreline: Desert Shores, Salton City, Salton Sea Beach with its marina. Over on the east side of the lake were the North Shore Yacht Club designed by desert modernist Albert Frey, the resort town of Bombay Beach and the Niland Marina. It is a world with history and beauty that deserves to be saved. It is a spectacular landscape of desert and clear blue sky, yet at the same time it has been ravaged by nature and neglect. The remains of mankind are rotting and being swallowed by the salt and the sea.