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.
Client: The National Center for Race Amity at Wheelock College
Role: Director of Photography (Boston, Philadelphia, DC)
Project: Short documentary on the history of inter-racial cooperative efforts in the United States, which premiered at the 2011 Race Amity Conference in Boston.
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