Children of Abraham by Abbas

Children of Abraham by Abbas

MonoVisions Black & White Photo Contest

Children of Abraham presents 66 photographs of the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, by renowned Magnum photographer Abbas. Since 1970 Abbas has documented through his camera lens the “political and social life of societies in conflict.” This exhibition is the culmination of over 13 years of research and travel by the artist to record religious practices and their manifestations in all parts of the world. This is Abbas’ first exhibition in America exclusively devoted to the theme of religion. Abbas will travel from Paris, France to present an artist talk, and a series of related programs and events are planned.

Children of Abraham by Abbas
Nov 20 – Mar 20 2016

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA
www.arthurrossgallery.org

CUBA. Havana. 1997. Church of Cristo de Buen Viaje. A woman listening to a sermon raises her Bible as a flag, before going to visit homes to take in "the Lord's words". Up to the late 1990s, proselytism was strictly prohibited in Cuba.

© Abbas/Magnum Photos

SOUTH AFRICA. Cape Town. Every Sunday, at dawn, priests of the Zion Church, from the Khayelitsha black township, take their newly converted congregation to the sea to be baptised through immersion. 1999.

© Abbas/Magnum Photos

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© Abbas/Magnum Photos

AFGHANISTAN. Near Kabul. A Mujahid of the Hezbi-Islami (Islamic party led by Gulbuddin HEKMATYAR) guards the road to the capital. 1992.

© Abbas/Magnum Photos

GB. ENGLAND. Yorkshire. Batley. At the Zakaria Muslim Girls High School, funded by the muslim community, girls in hijab (islamic dress) play touchball. 1989.

© Abbas/Magnum Photos

INDONESIA. Jakarta. Students of the Al Azhar college attend Friday prayer in the auditorium, transformed into a mosque for the occasion. 1989.

© Abbas/Magnum Photos


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