Client: Jews United for Justice
Role: Director of Photography, Editor
Project: Promotional video for JUFJ’s annual fundraiser, highlighting the successful community mobilization efforts of this DC-based organization.
At this inaugural Congress, held in Washington, D.C. to strengthen the bridge between the East and the West and in particular honor the 150th anniversary of the birth of Swami Vivekananda, I set out to capture pictures of some of the diverse and colorful attendees.
These photos first appeared in The Huffington Post.
Working in close collaboration with the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC), over the coming year I will be photographing the work of diverse religious institutions, groups, and individuals who are serving the DC area. The goal of this project, Faith in Action DC, is to celebrate the service efforts of local people of faith, garner increased attention for our communities’ achievements, and promote the Washington D.C. area as a national and international model of interfaith cooperation for the common good.
Three years ago, signaling a new wave of attacks on the the Bahá’í religious community in Iran, the seven members of the Yaran, or ‘Friends’, the Iranian Baha’i community’s former acting leadership group, were all arrested, imprisoned, and later convicted on false charges including espionage. Since then there has been an outcry from governments and public figures around the world. To commemorate the third anniversary of the Yaran’s imprisonment, on May 12, 2011 the national administration of the Bahá’ís of the United States organized an event on Capitol Hill in order to draw more attention to the plight of these prisoners in particular and Iran’s human rights situation in general.
Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith likens people of African descent to “the pupil of the eye”, which is the source of light for all humanity. In the United States, however, the general perception of Black people – and Black men in particular – has been poisoned by prejudice and therefore is not yet [...]
For members of the Bahá’í Faith, Pilgrimage is a sacred journey we are encouraged to make at least once in our lifetime. During Pilgrimage, Bahá’ís travel to Israel to visit the Bahá’í World Center, the spiritual and administrative heart of the international Bahá’í community. In the neighboring cities of Akká and Haifa, respectively, stand the Shrines of Bahá’u'lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, and the Báb, His Forerunner.
For nine days in 2009, I myself undertook this Pilgrimage.
Eric Harper performs a live version of ‘Cura’ from his 2008 album ‘Romper a Madrugada’. Eric Harper – Cura from Jack On the Road on Vimeo.
This segment documents a tour of sites visited by ‘Abdu’l-Baha, son of Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith, during his historic visit to Washington D.C. in 1912. The tour ends with the annual Color of Worship celebration at Howard University. Produced in April 2009 for Noveen TV ‘Abdu’l-Baha DC Tour from Jack On the [...]
Interview with Seattle hip hop duo Blue Scholars for Baha’i International TV & Radio Service, July 2008. Blue Scholars from Jack On the Road on Vimeo.