The holy month of Ramadan — a special time of prayer and fasting — began June 28th in Saudi Arabia. Ramadan means more in the lives of Muslims than refraining from eating and drinking during the daylight hours.
There is no end in sight as Prime Minister Netanyahu stated: “We do not know when this operation will stop.” Over 185 Palestinians have been killed as Israelis pound what is described as the largest open prison camp.
If you are anything like me, Saudi Arabian images rarely come within your eyesight. Yes, we’ve all seen the throngs of people at the Muslim shrines at Mecca and Medina, but that’s about it, apart from the odd camel race … Continue reading →
Life in Saudi Arabia
Mater’s recent “Desert of Pharan” photography series focuses on the redevelopment of Mecca as it is turned into a luxury holy destination. His supersized images of the cranes and construction work threatening to overwhelm Islam’s holiest site were shown at … Continue reading →