The Art of Integration
Islam In Our Green And Pleasant Land
Photographic Essay, Capturing Muslims that live peacefully & productively in Britain, United Kingdom.
By Peter Sanders
Hardback 140 Pages
Size : 254 x 254 mm
Large Book in Full Colour
ISBN : 9781905837335
Publisher : Awakening Publications (2008)
About The Book
The Art of Integration is a graceful and visually poetic reminder that Muslims have been a part of British life for well over a century and have made and continue to make an important contribution to the United Kingdom’s rich cultural diversity. Contrary to the headlines and editorializing, the vast majority of Muslims live peacefully and productively in Britain and many have significantly enriched the intellectual and cultural landscape of this great island nation.
Peter Sanders captures a few of these wonderful people: physicians, scholars, writers, teachers, calligraphers, rock and folk-rock icons, a city councillor, award-winning architect, publisher, sculptor, graffiti artist, cosmetician, police constable, fashion designer, driver, Etonians, Oxbridgians, and many others.
The architectural influences from the Muslim world expressed in Leighton House, the Shah Jehan Mosque in Woking and a Turkish bath in the shadow of the Gherkin contribute to the pageant of images in this beautiful and vibrant photographic essay.
About Peter Sanders
Peter Sanders began his career in the 1960's as one of London's leading photographers of rock musicians. His pictures of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many others, are considered classics of the genre. In the late 1960's Sanders embarked on a spiritual journey that would take him to India, North Africa and then in 1971, to the Holy City of Makkah where he photographed the Hajj at a time when few professional photographers had access to Islam's holiest Sanctuary.
Since then he has been granted special access to photograph the protected cities of Makkah and Madina. His empathy with both spiritual masters and ordinary people has opened many doors, allowing him to be the first person to photograph many great Muslim scholars. Having travelled far and wide, Peter Sanders has built up an archive of photographs that are in great demand from publishers and media houses around the world. In the Shade of the Tree represents a small selection from this rich collection of spiritual images.
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