I was once stained with the prayer mark, but then I used natural treatments to wash it away. I think it is much more attractive on a man, than a woman.
Hrair Sarkissian: Zebiba
The Zebiba series consists of portraits of pious men in Egypt who all have the ‘Zebiba’ or prayer scar on their foreheads, caused by kneeling on a prayer rug or a Mussallah (Stone of God) and touching the ground with one’s forehead. On one level, the worshipper aspires to disinvest himself from earthly culture. Paradoxically, the desire to become invisible when facing God, renders him more visible within his social environment.
Amazing description to an amazing series.
Photo: Carlton Ward
"Grace Jones"- Andy Warhol Polaroid Portraits
on the road
photo Gaetano Pezzella
"The 1911 lynching of the African American woman Laura Nelson, who was abducted from her jail cell, raped and, along with her son, lynched by a mob in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, is evocative of a story told many times over in the annals of America’s most shameful history. In this case, however, these component parts have merged into a single story that has resonated throughout the decades as a battle cry for the black woman in America, and for womanhood in general."
Excerpt and stills from Black Like Her
The film, written and performed by Constance Strickland
Visit Sunday Kinfolk for the complete story and short-film.