Posted January 22, 2020 in Member News
Written by Genie Davis
Photographic artist Lamia Khorshid is creating a rich and reverent body of work photographing the outdoor edicole sacre or contemporary sacred altars. It's a project she began in 2017, and which is ongoing in Naples, Italy. She describes these modern altars as "built by the people of the community and added onto the existing exterior walls and spaces of the historic city. There is a layering of time and history that is inherent in the photographs as the architectural elements get added on and carved out of existing space." According to Khorshid, "The structures transform the urban fabric in a dynamic way, depicting the intersection between public and private space, and the integration of worship into the daily life of the community."
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