Posts tagged "GRAVEN IMAGE"

See the Dreamer

Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the co-founder and spiritual leader of Hamas, on Friday, March 19, three days before his assassination. (Photo: New York Times, Elio Colavolpe/Emblema) See the Dreamer in his wheelchair. A poor man. Paralyzed. Blind to this world. Many Palestinians revered him. He was their truth teller. The Israelis killed him with missiles on his...

Sundance God

A new original feature from The Revealer, Patton Dodd‘s report from the Sundance film festival: “[R]eligious film is what I went to look for, at least partially, and religious film is what I found. I found, in fact, a plurality of religious expression (and even religious experience) in the movies themselves and in audience reactions afterwards. I...

The Samson Effect

To shave or not to shave, that was the question Saddam Hussein‘s captors faced; and the answer, writes The Washington Post‘s Philip Kennicot, was to produce photographs of an unshaven Saddam, looking like a disgraced prophet, and then a haggard but clean-shorn Saddam, lest anyone miss the message: The king is dead. In “Bearding the Tyrant,” Kennicot examines the images...

Pictures of Heaven

Iranian photographer Hengameh Golestan’s name means, literally, “spectacular rose garden,” a fact she notes in a feature for the Irish webmagazine Nth Position not to boast, but to point to the sad irony of the village of Mahabad, the name of which means “The place to go.” Golestan’s photographs of the Iranian Kurdish residents of the town suggest otherwise. Overwhelmed...