- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
Creative design has an important part to play in the Faith. There’s a small army of creative Baha’is who labour hard to communicate the message of the Faith on screen and paper. The Designing the Faith series showcases some of their ingenious work in film, fashion, the internet, architecture and more.
In the third part of the series, we showcase the work of Baha’is who spend their days behind a lens. Armed with Japanese and Korean machinery, they capture moments of devotion, community life, and the Holy Places, letting the world catch a glimpse thereof.
Ryan Lash has had his hands in the production of Building Momentum, Attaining the Dynamics of Growth, and Arising to Serve. Catch him anywhere between Cambodia, Kenya and Canada, scooping portraits of community life.
Nicolas Chorier may not be a Baha’i, but his kite-flying skills are off the hook. He flew his camera hundreds of meters above ground to show the world the perfection of Mr. Fariborz Sahba’s work on the House of Worship in Delhi.
By software engineer gone photographic genius: Adib Roy
By Namibian multi-talent Ramin Hossaini
By Kiwi Kat Eghdamian
Junior Youth Group in Brazil. Photo: Baha’i World Centre.
And a vintage photo of the Mazraih Mansion for you hipster kids.
You should also check out nineteenmonths.com, a collaborative magazine using spirituality to inspire photographers and writers. It’s GOOD photography.
Over and out.
Next month’s Designing the Faith showcase will focus on Print Design.
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