16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Christianity can be a source of good aiding in human progress, promoting love and acceptance, and more, but when I look at history and some parts of current Christian institutions, I see corruption, prejudice, lack of empathy, and lack of acceptance. Symbolically, I tied my model's hands together with a rosary to represent how Christianity can prevent individuals from embracing their whole selves--especially in regards to the LGBTQ+ community--how white slave-owners used it to justify slavery in the past (some racists today also use it to justify their discriminatory views of different minority groups); how it perpetuated and, in some cases, still perpetuates sexism; and how it has been the source of numerous conflicts.
© Josephine Graham.
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||Nov. 29, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
||Canon EOS REBEL T5i