this week is holy week (apologies for stating the obvious). one of the things i have been doing to reflect on it is look at two books of photography images that i was given at christmas - representations which depicts images of christ in photography and cross - images of crosses in photography. both are photography/art books rather than books produced by christian publishers. they've both been around for a while. there are lots of images that are striking/provocative. one series that has really grabbed me is a series from duane michals in the 80s called christ in new york. i managed to trace them online - see what you think. the one above is christ being beaten defending a homosexual...
christ watches a religious hypocrite on television
christ sees a woman who has died during an illegal abortion
christ eats dog food with an old ukranian lady in brooklyn
christ is beaten defending a homosexual
christ sees a woman being attacked
christ is shot by a mugger with a hand gun