Iraqi Mandean Christians

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© John Wreford
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A group of Iraqi Mandean Christian refugees gather for a baptism on a farm outside Damascus Syria.

95 responses

  • Belal Hisham

    Belal Hisham gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    they look beautiful with scarf (hejab) also the girl is beautiful

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    I love those white scarf and rows of faces.. very nice shot indeed.. Voted

  • Roberto Larrazolo

    Roberto Larrazolo gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    Cool shot.Voted.

  • Muhammad Qurban

    Muhammad Qurban gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    beautiful shoot .. great lightning well done +++

  • Maiko Kanahashi

    Maiko Kanahashi gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    wonderful shot, she has beautiful eyes and i love her expression

  • Bruna Pegurier

    Bruna Pegurier gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    Voted John!!! I´ve visited your site, and got a wonderful Bio! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Michael McCann

    Michael McCann said (2 Sep 2010):

    Nice clean, crisp capture.

  • Jay Franco

    Jay Franco said (2 Sep 2010):

    Great capture

  • Zahra Askarzadeh

    Zahra Askarzadeh gave props (2 Sep 2010):


  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    Splendid. My vote

  • Robin Chanda

    Robin Chanda gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    great shot

  • Woj

    Woj (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    beautiful shot, got my vote

  • Photography Seven

    Photography Seven said (2 Sep 2010):


  • Photography Seven

    Photography Seven said (2 Sep 2010):

    kteer hilwi..

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    Excellent -- YES

  • Samuel Zanti

    Samuel Zanti gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    Nice capture.

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful capture!

  • Neil Woo

    Neil Woo said (2 Sep 2010):

    wow amazing shot,voted

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    Lovely get's my vote

  • Liz Brown

    Liz Brown gave props (3 Sep 2010):

    Love this.

  • Shuttercrow (Nemain)

    Shuttercrow (Nemain) gave props (5 Sep 2010):

    Nice shot, got my vote.

  • Noora

    Noora gave props (5 Sep 2010):

    great !! got my yeah

  • sandra d'souza

    sandra d'souza gave props (5 Sep 2010):


  • Michael Sturgeon

    Michael Sturgeon gave props (6 Sep 2010):

    Fitting to this theme. voted.

  • Afjalina Wasi

    Afjalina Wasi gave props (6 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful shot! :)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Sep 2010):

    This is so very beautiful!! My vote too.

  • Melody Golden

    Melody Golden (Deleted) gave props (6 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful! Great capture.

  • Veronica Toral-Granda

    Veronica Toral-Granda   said (6 Sep 2010):

    lovely photo! voted...

  • Mohsen Bazianfar

    Mohsen Bazianfar (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2010):


  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (7 Sep 2010):

    Phenomenal shot.

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (7 Sep 2010):

    beautiful flowing lines, nice variety in the positions of the faces...lovely!

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro said (7 Sep 2010):

    Excellent selective focus and great use of others just framing and fortifying the photo.

    Simple but a very strong statement. Excellent photo! Michael Asaro

  • Léa Bastien

    Léa Bastien (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2010):

    voted, beautiful!

  • J.L. Sofka

    J.L. Sofka (Deleted) said (9 Sep 2010):

    Love the high key lighting.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    A lovely capture of these beautiful ladies! voted.

  • ConcreteTurtle

    ConcreteTurtle said (10 Sep 2010):

    Nice photo and website.

  • Lelia Sehr

    Lelia Sehr gave props (10 Sep 2010):

    simply beautiful

  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (10 Sep 2010):

    just too good

  • Grant Winter

    Grant Winter said (11 Sep 2010):

    Stunning image, tells so many stories on one go.

  • Melissa Rieman

    Melissa Rieman gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    VOTED! Very well done and perfect for this theme!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    wonderful shot!

  • Jennifer Dunkley

    Jennifer Dunkley (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    Nice photo.. makes you think.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    beautiful capture. It rocks. Voted

  • Daniel McMillan

    Daniel McMillan gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful people picture!

  • Sondos Shams El-din

    Sondos Shams El-din said (14 Sep 2010):

    iLiKe it

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (14 Sep 2010):

    What a pleasant shot !!!!!! My vote !!! Fresh like a flower !!!!!

  • Rhio9 (Rhio9)

    Rhio9 (Rhio9) (Deleted) said (14 Sep 2010):

    big vote from me

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt said (14 Sep 2010):

    Great shot!

  • Joel T

    Joel T gave props (14 Sep 2010):

    Nice composition.

  • Hadiana

    Hadiana gave props (14 Sep 2010):


  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2010):

    beautiful whites... my vote

  • *Tim Needles

    *Tim Needles gave props (16 Sep 2010):

    Great shot! I love it

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (16 Sep 2010):

    Yes! My vote!

  • Renee Courtney

    Renee Courtney gave props (16 Sep 2010):


  • Pam Peel

    Pam Peel said (16 Sep 2010):

    This is lovely! The skin tones are particularly good.

  • Hermosa Lee Kwan

    Hermosa Lee Kwan said (17 Sep 2010):

    i like it. i voted for it.

    you have to add more photos =]]] ...please and thank you.

  • photogregd

    photogregd   said (17 Sep 2010):

    If you don't mind me asking what exactly is a Mandean Christian and how is this form of Christianity different from others?

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (17 Sep 2010):

    Ahhh, you captured the most beautiful features women have, dreamy eyes, pure transparent skin... 1000 votes for it!

  • Francesco Sisso

    Francesco Sisso gave props (17 Sep 2010):

    beautiful! voted

  • Hani Alharthi

    Hani Alharthi gave props (17 Sep 2010):


  • Dennis Watts

    Dennis Watts gave props (18 Sep 2010):


  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (19 Sep 2010):

    Such a sacred and beautiful photograph of these ladies. They are all equally lovely in their own way, and what a special event for them. I can understand why you are a freelance photographer. Your photo is extremely professional. I will check out your site now, and will ask that you also post more of your magnificant photos here on JPG!

  • George Leontaras

    George Leontaras gave props (19 Sep 2010):

    amazing '- )

  • Danica Radman

    Danica Radman gave props (19 Sep 2010):

    yeah! gorgeous! voted

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (20 Sep 2010):

    Very nice - love the softness - voted :o)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Sep 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (20 Sep 2010):

    luminous and beautiful! The eyes say it all! well done

  • Maria Cox

    Maria Cox gave props (21 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful!! voted

  • kombizz kashani

    kombizz kashani said (24 Sep 2010):

    nice capture

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (26 Sep 2010):


  • Earl Shane Cielo

    Earl Shane Cielo gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    Very very very provocative/. The eyes...

  • Mayanda Widayana

    Mayanda Widayana gave props (13 Oct 2010):


  • Gregorio Farolfi

    Gregorio Farolfi gave props (16 Nov 2010):

    sguardo rubato!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (13 Apr 2011):

    gorgeous shot and congrats on being published!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    P E R F E C T

  • Michael F. OBrien

    Michael F. OBrien said (23 Apr 2011):

    This takes my breath away!!

  • John Wreford

    John Wreford said (17 Jun 2011):

    Thank you for all the very nice comments :)
    Anyone interested in the current situation in Syria can find up dates by joining me on FaceBook and @JohnWreford

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (20 Jun 2011):

    Fantastic shot! So pristine and simple.

  • Sergey Vikanov

    Sergey Vikanov gave props (20 Jun 2011):


  • Frank Morales

    Frank Morales gave props (24 Jun 2011):

    Wow! Nice shot!

  • Susan Nelson

    Susan Nelson gave props (24 Jun 2011):

    Very nice John, love these beautiful woman!

  • Roberto Pagani

    Roberto Pagani   said (24 Jun 2011):

    Thanks for this splendid shot

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey said (25 Jun 2011):

    What a beautiful shot. I love it.

  • Michael F. OBrien

    Michael F. OBrien said (30 Jun 2011):

    Beautiful, beautiful image! So pure.

  • Ricardo W

    Ricardo W gave props (1 Jul 2011):

    Great Shot... Love it.

  • Rodrigo Jardon

    Rodrigo Jardon said (1 Jul 2011):


  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    An amazing shot of this group of women....the esence of the baptism to be

  • Julia castro

    Julia castro said (27 Jul 2011):


  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2011):

    A very nice shot.

  • Gaurav Tripathi

    Gaurav Tripathi gave props (15 Oct 2011):


  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (21 Dec 2011):

    beautiful lighting and softness

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    This is fabulous!

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Awesome photo and overall composition!

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim gave props (24 Aug 2012):

    lovely capture!

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