/ 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.