Besides Faith – A photographer documents the industry of religious objects

2016-03-07 // photography

Where do the religious objects in churches come from? With his amazing Besides Faith series, the photographer Louis De Belle documented the World Fair for Church supplies, liturgical and ecclesiastical art, a gigantic fair held every two years in northern Italy, where the different religious institutions come buy objects, works of art and decorations that will dress churches worldwide. A fascinating series that reveals the backstage of Christianity and the religious objects industry, with an estimated worth of $5.2 billion. The photographs of Louis De Belle were published in his book Besides Faith.

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Images © Louis De Belle / source

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