Photo Exhibition - “Islam in Africa: A Pilgrimage to Touba, Senegal” and “World Views: Ritual and Celebration in Global Culture”
TIME: 9:00 am
to 5:00 pm
A two-part photo exhibition by photographer and Connecticut College alumnus David Katzenstein ’76. In “World Views,” Katzenstein has captured the daily lives and communal rituals of people on five continents, including Hindu ceremonies in rural India, Santeria rituals in Cuba, Zulu dancers in South Africa, Easter processions in Guatemala, Buddhist festivals in Bhutan, Islamic ceremonies in Egypt, Jewish worship in Israel and shamanism in the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu. In “Islam in Africa,” Katzenstein chronicles the pilgrimage of Mouride, a Sufi brotherhood based in Senegal who gather in the sacred city of Touba each year to commemorate the seven-year exile imposed on the founder of Mouride by French colonists in 1895.
Connecticut College, Cummings Arts Center Galleries
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320