Saturday, February 2, 2008

"Diversity of Devotion" opens in Brooklyn

"Boys praying, New Baptist Church, Brooklyn," Melanie Einzig, All rights reserved

"Billy Graham's last crusade, Queens," Scott Lewis, All rights reserved

"Diversity of Devotion," a photo documentation of spiritual practices in the five boroughs of New York City is now showing at the Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The exhibit runs till April 19.

An opening reception will be held Tuesday, February 5th, from 7:30 - 9pm.

Made up of 65 images from 36 photographers depicting 27 spiritual and religious beliefs, the exhibit includes familiar religions as well as those which are lesser-known, such as Voodou, Zoroastrianism, Sikh, Falun Gong, Wicca, Santeria and Rastafari.

"The project’s goal is to remind both artists and audiences how fortunate we are to live in a city where myriad beliefs coexist in peace, and celebrate the unique and beautiful found within each," says curator Jenny Jozwiak.

More information at the library's web page.

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