Good Friday Procession – Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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A procession leaving the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday.

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© David Katzenstein

Edge of Humanity Magazine Features Distant Journeys

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A selection of photographs from my project Distant Journeys is being featured in the current issue of the online magazine Edge of Humanity.

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© David Katzenstein

Edge of Humanity Magazine Features Mexico

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children – Oaxaca, Mexico

@EDGEofHUMANITY Magazine features portfolio of photographs from Mexico.

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

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Firefighters -The Firemen’s Memorial, New York City

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15th Anniversary 9/11 ceremony atThe Firemen’s Memorial
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© David Katzenstein

Edge of Humanity Magazine Features Bondo Women

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A selection of photographs from my project Bondo Women is being featured in the current issue of the online magazine Edge of Humanity.

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© David Katzenstein

Edge of Humanity Magazine Features Rituals

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A selection of photographs from Katzenstein’s longterm project World Views: Rituals is being featured in the current issue of the online magazine Edge of Humanity.

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50/50: Spain

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While traveling through Southern Spain I was taken as a guest to a bullfight at the Plaza de Toros de Murcia, in the capital of the state of La Manga. The packed crowd of 15,000 spectators waited with anticipation for the festivities to begin. At the conclusion of the main event the victorious Matadors paraded around the ring carrying large loaves of decorative bread and bouquets of flowers, as they tipped their Monteras (hats) to the crowd. One feisty bull actually survived the duel and was spared his life. The rest of the carcasses were carted off out of the stadium to nearby butcher shops eagerly awaiting the prized animals.

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50/50: Senegal

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Sacred trees abound in Africa and I was fortunate to be able to pay a visit to a famous gigantic baobab in Touba’s Mbal neighborhood during my project documenting the annual Murid pilgrimage to this sacred city in central Senegal. During the pilgrimage Touba expands in all directions as the population grows to over four million people. It is said that Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, the founder of the Murid Brotherhood, had prayed here, and pilgrims line up to enter the natural mosque. The woman proudly stands in the center of the large and ancient cavity framed by the knotty window. This was a moment worth traveling days for, a distillation of the spirit that abounds during these holy times.

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50/50: Indonesia

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When I got the assignment from a magazine to travel to Bali to spend two weeks documenting the culture through its rich history of music and dance I was ecstatic. After a long trip to get there I parked myself in a small guesthouse in Ubud, situated in the upland hills in the center of the island and surrounded by rivers and rice fields, away from the throngs of beach seekers that fly in daily and fill the tourist centers on the south coast. There was a lot to explore and one day I came across this scene of actors preparing for an outdoor midday concert of theatre, music and dance. The crowd was local and the participants were farmers on their lunch break.

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50/50: India

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India is a magical place that I have had the opportunity to visit on numerous occasions. My first trip was on assignment for the fashion magazine Mirabella to travel concurrently with the novelist Susanna Moore, and we would both give our impressions of India. We began our journey in the southern city of Cochin and worked our way north. Once we arrived in Delhi I was on my own, so I planned a trip to Agra where the famed Taj Mahal sits majestically on the banks of the Yamura river. On the way I stopped off in the bustling town of Vrindivan, the birthplace of Krishna. While walking down a narrow alley I heard a large group of women chanting and looked for an entrance, following the sounds. I turned into an inner covered courtyard, walking into a scene out of a dream – hundreds of Krishna Widows were following their leader in song.

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