George Voronov

2017 - Ongoing


Spending time with young people in religious communities and on spiritual retreats, I found that all those photographed shared permutations of one core conviction. This was a belief in the existence of two worlds. These are our familiar 'real' world as well as an elusive and mysterious spiritual world that lies beyond the boundaries of normal perception.

The idea of photographing a link between these worlds, a nexus where the veil between them is thinnest, became a subject of fascination. Almost imperceptible but to those dedicated to their pursuit, these moments when one becomes aware of one world bleeding into the other are what we have come to know as religious experiences.

They are fleeting revelations, subtle rifts in reality, and a feeling of connection to the divine. In these instances, the banal gives way to the sublime. They are metaphysical decisive moments.

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