Heaven on Earth

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Fernando Moleres has just won the prestigious Tim Hetherington Grant for his project ‘Waiting for an Opportunity’ in which he document’s the harsh realities of juvenile justice in Sierra Leone.

However, on viewing his website another series caught my eye.

‘Men of God’ focuses on monks of various faiths who are searching for spiritual peace and connection with their own god.

The hushed world captured in these images is in stark contrast to our own hurried urban existences, which gives them a certain resonance and power.

They also have that painterly quality that reminds me of old religious paintings you find in some southern European churches.

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