• Cultural Dynamics

    6 monthes ago - By Aesthetica

    Mecca is world-renowned as the holiest city in the Islamic world. Every year, millions of pilgrims make long and often arduous journeys to worship there. Now, it is experiencing an unprecedented - and perhaps uncontrollable - rate of growth. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has spent the last ten years photographing this surge in size, and the results are currently on display at Brooklyn Museum, New York.
    Large-scale change to the built environment typically goes hand-in-hand with a sense of loss and a desire to document before it is too late. Both of these sentiments are expressed articulately...
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