Category Archives: Religion

Barbershops

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Gujarat, India 2009 I caught these two village barbers in a solemn moment. The young one perhaps mulling on his future and the older man remembering the past. When I was in photography class, this type of photo was in … Continue reading

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Enduring Faith

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Moscow 2009 Russia: an elderly woman reads her holy book, her head wrapped in a kerchief, her glasses falling from her face, her worn hands caressing the pages. How many times in her life has she sought consolation and inspiration … Continue reading

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Advice

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Addis Ababa 2012 Old priests, full of wisdom gained through a lifetime of prayer, sat on the steps to Holy Trinity Cathedral. People like this family sought them out for advice.

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Knowledge

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A Monastery in Burma 2011 The students ranged in age from four years old to early twenties. The young ones played on the wooden benches while the silent young men hunkered and hunched themselves to laboriously copy the Master’s dictation on papers spread … Continue reading

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Spanish Mission

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New Mexico, U.S.A. 1992 I may have posted this photo, but I reworked it, so I’ll post it again. I still like this one even though 25 years have passed since I shot it while trying to channel Paul Strand. … Continue reading

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Sikh Temple, New Delhi

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New Delhi 2003 A mother teaches her son the way of the Sikhs at a temple in New Delhi.    

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Contemplation

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Lalibela, Ethiopia 2013 A woman uses a prayer-stick as a staff as she visits the ancient stone churches of Lalibela. A basic rule for printing black and white photos is to make sure your blacks are truly black and your … Continue reading

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Offerings for Theyyam

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Kasaragod, Mangalore State, India 2009 The point of our trip was to shoot the Theyyam ceremonies. We’d get to the temple, which was a rather simple affair, and stand for hours watching the preparations. Then the ceremony would begin and … Continue reading

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Contemplation

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Yushou, China 2007 I spotted this monk among the crowds at a festival. His hooded robe was unusual. I’d never seen one like it. I was quick to grab a shot. But as it often is, a quick shot is … Continue reading

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The Candle Vendor of Lalibela

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Lalibela, Ethiopia 2013 A young man, wrapped in his shama (white shawl) waits on the path to Lalibela’s famed stone churches.  Church-goers buy the candles and hold them over their prayerbooks during mass. Maybe the candles help them see in the dark churches or maybe … Continue reading

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