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Brooklyn Public Library to host "Diversity of Devotion"

"Diversity of Devotion," a project of photojournalism to be displayed at the Brooklyn Public Library, serves as a celebration of different creeds and cultures in New York City. The exhibition will have a "meet the artists" event at the Grand Army Plaza, February 5, 2008 and the exhibition will be on view until April 19, 2008.

This exhibition, striking in not only its images but the complementary nature of its collection and display, was originally developed by Jenny Jozwiak as a photo-documentary competition to address the tensions of a post-911 world. Originally exhibited at the Safe-T-Gallery in the DUMBO borough of Brooklyn, the 40 winning entries were chosen by a panel of professionals in the curatorial, publishing
and photography fields.

Mary Ann Lynch, frequent contributor to CameraArts, has been included in the exhibition, which is made up of portraits from 27 spiritual ways of life.

From diversityofdevotion.org:

"These encompass familiar religions, as well as lesser-known beliefs, such as: Voodou, Zoroastrianism, Sikh, Falun Gong, Wicca, Santeria and Rastafari. A majority of the images feature people praying, practicing, singing, and meditating alone and in groups, in churches, mosques and temples, as well as spaces of their own creation."

The exhibition promises to express the harmonic theme of human faith, one that photography has brought to our minds from the unknown, and shown the universalities of belief in the world. Click here to visit the "Diversity of Devotion" website.

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