Face of Forgiveness

_faceHallelujah! We’re saved. Well from bad photography anyway, thanks to Steve Katzman’s fine series ‘Face of forgiveness’

Taken during the Nineties and noughties, these images of Christian revivalists at the height of religious ecstasy are dramatic and highly emotional. I came across them in, of all places, a trendy London music shop and I’m very glad I did.

They have the feel of religious paintings and perfectly capture the fervor of religious faith.

Katzman was raised a conservative Jew and his outsider’s eye uncovers the strange otherworldly quality of the believer.

It’s not going to make me pray for salvation but it does make me want to take some pictures. Amen to that.

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