Abbas: Children of Abraham

November 21, 2015 – March 20, 2016

Children of Abraham presents 66 photographs of the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, by renowned Magnum photographer Abbas. Since 1978 Abbas has documented through his camera lens the “political and social life of societies in conflict.” This exhibition is the culmination of over 16 years of research and travel by the artist to record religious practices and their manifestations in all parts of the world. This is Abbas’ first exhibition in America exclusively devoted to the theme of religion. Abbas will travel from Paris, France to present an artist talk, and a series of related programs and events are planned.

Listen to these interviews of Abbas

NPR’s Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross:
http://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444908/fresh-air

BBC Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03cgn3k

GB. ENGLAND. Yorkshire. Batley. At the Zakaria Muslim Girls High School, funded by the muslim community, girls in hijab (islamic dress) play touchball. 1989.

GB. ENGLAND. Yorkshire. Batley. At the Zakaria Muslim Girls High School, funded by the muslim community, girls in hijab (islamic dress) play touchball. 1989. © Abbas / Magnum Photos