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A cartoon before first communion: Susan Kandel’s best photograph

‘Left to her own devices, she’d be in a T-shirt and out in the dirt. But she’s been told to be good, stand still and not mess up her dress’This photo was easy because this is my niece, who’s getting ready for her first communion. Her normal state was to be very active, never stationary for more than a minute. Left to her own devices, she’d be wearing a T-shirt and probably out there in the dirt. What I see in this picture is that she’s been told to be good, stand still and not mess up her dress....
Tags: Family, Photography, Religion, Culture, Art and design, Catholicism, Christianity, Stoughton Massachusetts, Art and design books, Susan Kandel


Thailand welcomes Pope Francis – in pictures

Pope Francis arrives in Bangkok to boost morale of tiny minority of Catholics and speak about human trafficking Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, World news, Thailand, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Christianity, The papacy, Bangkok


Secret life of nuns: a look behind convent walls – a photo essay

Photographer Valeria Luongo’s long-term project explores the daily life of nuns at the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary convent in Rome. It was born out of a fascination with the women who choose to eschew conventional modes of living. What exactly does a nun’s life entail, and what happens in their tight-knit community? A nun during a quiet moment of prayer Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Religion, World news, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Catholicism, Italy, Christianity, Poland, Vatican, Valeria Luongo, Holy Hearts of Jesus


Marrie Bot's best photograph: bath-time on an ancient pilgrimage through Andalucía

‘We were out on the trail for three days with no shops and nothing to eat. And all I had with me was my camera, 20 rolls of film and a T-shirt’ I’ve been taking photographs on the El Rocío pilgrimage for 40 years, and it’s still just as intense an experience as it was the first time. Each year, more than 100 brotherhoods travel to the hermitage at El Rocío from all over Andalucía. I had heard that the Brotherhood of Triana was famous for its richness and its beauty, so in 1976 I decided to trave...
Tags: Art, Photography, Religion, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Catholicism, Christianity, Andalucia, Seville, Triana, Marrie Bot, El Rocío


Pope Francis launches Franciscus Instagram account

To mark his third anniversary as pope, Francis extends social media reach on Instagram with caption ‘pray for me’Despite once claiming to be a technological dinosaur, Pope Francis has expanded his social media presence by joining Instagram, launching the new account with a picture of himself knelt in worship alongside the caption “pray for me”.Using the moniker Franciscus, the pope has joined the photo-sharing app to mark the third anniversary of his inauguration as the leader of the world’s 1.2...
Tags: Instagram, Religion, UK News, World news, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Christianity, The papacy, Francis, Franciscus, Franciscus Instagram


Pope Francis to join Instagram on third anniversary of election

Pontiff to use the handle Franciscus in attempt to use social medium to spread Catholic message to younger generationPope Francis will make his Instagram debut this week, joining the likes of Justin Bieber and Cristiano Ronaldo on the image-sharing forum, under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican has confirmed.The pontiff chose Saturday as the date for his debut on the celebrity-dominated social medium as it marks the third anniversary of his inauguration as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion ...
Tags: Instagram, Religion, World news, Catholicism, Justin Bieber, Pope Francis, Christianity, Cristiano Ronaldo, Vatican, The papacy, Catholic, Francis, Franciscus, generationPope Francis


The 20 photographs of the week

The intensifying violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank, Europe’s refugee crisis, fashion week in Paris, England crashing out of the Rugby World Cup – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Fashion, Politics, Greece, France, Islamic State, Israel, Environment, Jerusalem, Sport, Life and style, UK News, World news, Syria, Afghanistan


The 20 photographs of the week

Europe’s refugee crisis, the pope in the US, the Rugby World Cup – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Fashion, London, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Islamic State, Environment, Religion, Americas, Football, US, Sport, UK News



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