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Abbas, a member of Magnum since 1981, takes us along with him on a journey among the believers. This journey started on September 11, 2001 when Abbas watched live on Siberian television the tragedy taking place thirteen time zones away. A year later, confronted with a giant cross erected on the ruins of the World Trade Center, he asked, "Does one form of religious intolerance lead to another?"
— With more than 150 images spread over 272 pages, this photobook showcases the remarkable range of Abbas' photographs. Although the utilitarian design makes it feel more like a textbook than a fine art book, it's an abundant selection of important content. Abbas asks some strong questions, and his outrage at war in the name of religion can be strongly felt.
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