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Loupe 11
Belief

OUR BELIEFS SHAPE THE WAY WE EXPERIENCE AND INTERPRET REALITY, THEY ACT AS A FILTER FOR OUR OPINIONS, AND THEY GUIDE OUR ACTIONS. IN THIS ISSUE WE FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AND WRITING THAT EXPLORES BELIEF THROUGH WORSHIP, MOURNING, LOSS OF FAITH, SUPERSTITIONS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF OTHER WORLDS.

Ionna Sakellaraki  Documents the lives and rituals of the remaining professional mourners in Greece, we are invited to reflect and learn about traditions that will cease to exist in the future.

Sari Soinninen shares her personal experience with psychosis episode and its impact on her relationship with reality. She uses her work as a means to trace and reconnect with the alternative ways of seeing and dimensions that she experienced during her 3-month episode.

Michael Alberry depicts the loud, energetic, and passionate worship of Pentecostal Christians community in the UK, who gather to worship in converted warehouses, to praise God through song and dance.

Darren Harvey-Regan explores his gradual loss of faith in his series Eikon & Klan. The series presents a personal journey, exposing the progression of his ‘unbelief’, through studio shot still lives of ‘new iconography’.

Luke Archer, our editor, dives into spirituality through palmistry, horoscopes, and tarot, sharing with the reader his own personal discoveries and readings through these acts of prediction.

 

Featured Photographers: 

Michael Alberry, Lucy Bliszko, Shai Chishty, Harry Flook, David Harvey-Regan, Maria Lax, Paolo Prendin, Ioanna Sakellarakia and Sari Soininen.

Writers:

Simon Allezen, Luke Archer, Harry Flook, Gemma Padley, Dr Hannah Rumble andImtiaz Shams.

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