Dallas Center for Photography presents "Sacred Spaces" opening reception
Photography has the unique trait of being an easily accessible art form that communicates across boundaries and between cultures. Dallas Center for Photography is exploring that ability in its first gallery exhibition, “Sacred Spaces: A Sharing Through Photographs," a project of the interfaith group Friends for Good, consisting of members from Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Unitarian congregations in Dallas.
The purpose of Friends for Good is to spark friendships between people who may not normally have a chance to spend time together to explore common ground. This photography project expands on that purpose to increase communication and understanding among those of disparate faith communities. The photographs, taken by amateur photographers, show what people of different faiths consider a sacred space.
The images are intimate and evocative, often challenging stereotypes and assumptions. They are personal, not institutional, and convey a sense of the space and also share a little about the personality of the photographer. These images often evoke a spiritual connection rather than portray official emblems of religion.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through November 2.