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Soul Sanctuary Book

Photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson made a presentation last week at Busboys and Poets in DC.  He spoke about the creative process behind his book "Soul Sanctuary" and showed some of the images that were not published in the book.  The 165 photographs in "Soul Sanctuary" highlight elements of the African-American worship experience captured at various churches across the country. Some of the churches were very small, with challenging lighting conditions... whereas others were megachurches and had full stage lighting systems installed.  All of the images were photographed in natural light, without using a flash on his camera.  With all of the book's images presented in black & white, it really allows the viewer to connect with the soul of each photograph. Jason Miccolo Johnson's traveling exhibit will stop next in Little Rock, Arkansas from September 1, 2011 to February 28, 2012.

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  • Florence M. King

    Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I attended this presentation and found that it was most rewarding as well as inspiring. The photographs certainly captured the true essence of soulful worship. We should support and promote more venues of this kind. My thanks goes out to Jason Miccolo Johnson’s and your blog which included a short narrative highlighting this event.
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