Praying to Allah

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© David Lazar
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UploadedApril 11, 2010
TakenJanuary 24, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70s
Exposure1/60 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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Prayer time in the streets of Cairo, Egypt, on a Friday around midday. Mats are laid out on the street, and prayers are broadcast out over loudspeakers.

Henri Cartier-Bresson's work inspires me to look at the world with an open mind and to document moments of life and culture, with an artistic vision in mind. His iconic photograph of Islamic pilgrims bending over in worship to Allah has always been a striking image to me and while travelling through Egypt I always hoped to capture such a moment of devotion.

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    A great capture and entry.

  • ashton gosnell

    ashton gosnell gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    amazing bw. awesome job.

  • Adriana Bogani

    Adriana Bogani (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2010):


  • Kent Budge

    Kent Budge gave props (26 Apr 2012):

    Killer shot. Really impressive body of work as a whole.

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