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Sacred Space:   Man and the Divine in Mexico, Guatemala and Southwestern United States                                                              Carolyn Brown Photographer

 

Sacred Spacephotographs seek to transport viewers through 4,000 years of cultural

history, from towering snow-covered mountains and mystical ceremonial sites of the pre-Hispanic world, to peaceful village churches and grand cathedrals of the New World.  The richness of sacred tradition belonging to the diverse cultures of Mexico and Guatemala came together to create a wholly new cultural tradition and spirituality, as we know it today.

 

As the photographer, the experience of photographing this body of work has been life-changing.  Steeped in rich history that often reflects the patina of unbroken use through many centuries, these photographs of sweeping landscapes and small places of devotion depict as honestly as possible, the fascinating sacredness of these historic lands.

 

I began photographing places of historical and cultural significance while living in Egypt during the early 1970’s.  When I moved back to the United States, I often traveled to the Middle East to continue work.  However I longed for a project of equal significance closer to home. Sacred Spacewas to become my all-absorbing project—to study, photograph and love—with many locations within a day’s drive from my home in Texas.

 

Although this body of work was grandly exhibited in 2000 with over 200 mural-sized images (some enlarged up to 30 feet), additions are never-ending. The archive presently consists of over 3,000 unique images. 

CAROLYN BROWN PHOTOGRAPHER
EGRET WORLD
EGRET WORLD
CARDINAL MOHAWK
CARDINAL MOHAWK
LITTLE BLUE HERON WORLD
LITTLE BLUE HERON WORLD
OSPREY MAGIC CURVES
OSPREY MAGIC CURVES
BIG MUM AND BIRDS
BIG MUM AND BIRDS
PELICAN WORLD
PELICAN WORLD
LAVENDER WITH BIRDS
LAVENDER WITH BIRDS
IBIS SWIRL
IBIS SWIRL
TWO GREEN JAYS IN PINK
TWO GREEN JAYS IN PINK
GREEN HERON GAURD
GREEN HERON GAURD
ROSE SUN CIRCLE WITH BIRDS
ROSE SUN CIRCLE WITH BIRDS
YELLOW PHOEBE AND DRAGONFLY
YELLOW PHOEBE AND DRAGONFLY
VULTURE WORLD
VULTURE WORLD
WOODSTORK WORLD
WOODSTORK WORLD
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