Selection of works by Peter Sanders
Opening Reception Thursday, April 23 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Exhibition : 23rd April – 15th June 2015
Peter Sanders is a renowned photographer of the Islamic world. Born in London, he began his career in the mid-1960s covering London” seminal rock and roll scene, capturing now legendary music icons in a collection that is considered a classic by collectors.
Towards the end of the 1970s, Sanders’ attention turned inward which set him on a spiritual search that took him to India and onwards to the Muslim world. These trips became a spiritual odyssey that led him onto Morocco and thereafter to the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, where he photographed the Hajj, at a time when few professional photographers had access to Islam’s holiest sanctuaries.
All the while, the photographer captured his surroundings on film, creating a striking and disparate record of the last vestiges of traditional Muslim societies in transition. Sanders’ own deep commitment to and love of traditional Islamic culture has brought him into intimate contact with people and places few photographers reach.
“My photography has always been an extension of my life,” he said. “Photography is a wonderful process – a gift from God – that has allowed me to learn so much about myself and the world around me. It’s like chasing a moment, trying to capture a beautiful bird in flight.” “The photographs are extremely, extraordinarily beautiful,” claims Japanese Art Critic, Tsuyoshi Kawasoe.
Peter Sanders has built up a photographic archive of well over a quarter of a million transparencies from forty countries around the world. This collection entitled “The World is but a Moment”, is a selection of a few chosen images taken during the last thirty years.