The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

Four views of the Sultan Ahmet Camii…

Four views of the Sultan Ahmet Camii…

Four views of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul.   .   . The above audio and photograph was made at the same time from the roof of my hotel. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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Prayers contained at the Wall…

Prayers contained at the Wall…

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

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A link in a chain…

A link in a chain…

Lines of people. Chords in a piece of music. The poem in the margin. A forgotten roll of film. Shoes that were never worn. Columns standing in a field. A car with no steering wheel. The shadows that stream from a crowd at the doorway. Stories are unlimited. And many times it has nothing to

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The religion of ego…

The religion of ego…

“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.

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A state of mind in images…

A state of mind in images…

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,

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Angels to be convenient among us…

Angels to be convenient among us…

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

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Such a tiny strip of land…

Such a tiny strip of land…

** 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

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