Religions converge on Jerusalem. In Israel, it seems so many who cannot agree have agreed on their Holy of Holies. Everyone to the East and West looks at Israel with fascination: whether with pity or zeal. And by “everyone to the east” I mean the rest of two-thirds of the population of the planet who
“Religious people often prefer to be right rather than compassionate. Often, they don’t want to give up their egotism. They want their religion to endorse their ego, their identity.” ~Karen Armstrong Stay tuned… -Noah D.
I’ve been to Chicago many times now and it is rapidly becoming one of my favorite places to photograph out on the street. I am actually impressed by how nice Chicagoans actually are. Going into big cities – New York, London, Berlin, Athens – the people on the street there react differently. But in Chicago,
I am no stranger to making photos of religious “things.” Be it a baptism, religious charity work, festivals, or just “in church” time. And not just Christian, either. Look back a few months and you’ll find photos from a Buddhist temple or mosque or synagogue in a dozen countries on my travels. Take all the
** ORIGINAL POST: 25 Mar 2008 ** It took a while to sink in. Even the few days of tests and busy-ness that led up to last Friday didn’t really seem all that exciting as we prepared and packed (at the last minute) for Israel. Even as we waited for a while before the plane