Sigalit Landau has a special reverence for the Dead Sea. She looked out on the northern banks of the briny waters from her childhood home on a hill in Jerusalem. Her creative work is now influenced by its influence as both a material and a symbolic representation of the spiritual realm. “It is like meeting with a different time system, a different logic, another planet,” she explains.

Her latest project, an eight-part photo series called Salt Bride, is a uniquely captivating collaboration with the mysticism inherent in the lake’s chemistry. The black gown was submerged in the water for three months and returned multiple times to capture its transformation. The dress appeared like snow, like sugar, like death’s embrace, to Landau.