World Religions of Brooklyn

November 25, 2003 - December 31, 2003
Central Library, Grand Lobby
World Religions of Brooklyn: Photographs of Brooklyn's Varied Spiritual Traditions: A Group Show
About the Exhibition

At no time in our country's history has the range of spiritual expression approached what can be found today. And no place in America can claim more religious variety than Brooklyn.

The photographs in this group exhibition document religions that are new to Brooklyn and chronicle the transformation of older faiths. It is an inclusive — although not exhaustive — look at contemporary local religious practices, prompting reflection on the dynamism of American culture. Mel Rosenthal.

In the spirit of fostering mutual respect, these photographers offer intimate and humane portraits of some of the myriad spiritual groups that are currently active in Brooklyn. 

Featured photographers:

Martha Cooper
Marilyn Nance
Larry Racioppo
Joseph Rodriguez
Mel Rosenthal
Yale Strom
Jonathan Torgovnik

This exhibition is made possible in part by the New York Council for the Humanities, a local affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.