November 8, 2018

How closely does organised religion draw a parallel with cult behaviour?

Emma Penelope

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Many people rely on the church to guide them in every decision of their life. Do they buy that new house? Do they paint the bathroom purple? They give hundreds and hundreds of pounds to the church. They give up their lives in service of the church. No one bats an eyelid. The question I pose is this, is there no element of horror in that? Millions of people in service to a supreme being when in reality it may be to the men in Vatican City raking in the money? I chose to use long exposures to try and capture the element of horror I’ve long seen from the church and present it to the world in a way I hope would make them think.

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The hills are alive – long exposure photography

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