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Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

John Angerson

John Angerson

John Angerson has been working on his portrait of the Jesus Army for twenty years. This evangelical sect was founded in Northamptonshire, England, in 1969. The Jesus Army has proven highly successful with its emotional, comprehensive brand of religious experience. The members - often previously addicts or criminals - give up all private property, live in communes and share their incomes. Thus the Jesus Army provides them with a new start. John Angerson has made an intimate portrait of the movement, which for him represents the revival of fundamentalist religions all over the world. His project takes its title from the motto of the Jesus Army: Love, Power, Sacrifice. – A baptism takes place at Cornhill Manor, in the village of Pattishall Northampton.

  • LOVE, POWER, SACRIFICE - LIFE WITH THE JESUS ARMY (Great Britain, 1987-2007)

    John Angerson has been working on his portrait of the Jesus Army for twenty years. This evangelical sect was founded in Northamptonshire, England, in 1969. The Jesus Army has proven highly successful with its emotional, comprehensive brand of religious experience. The members - often previously addicts or criminals - give up all private property, live in communes and share their incomes. Thus the Jesus Army provides them with a new start. John Angerson has made an intimate portrait of the movement, which for him represents the revival of fundamentalist religions all over the world. His project takes its title from the motto of the Jesus Army: Love, Power, Sacrifice. – A baptism takes place at Cornhill Manor, in the village of Pattishall Northampton.

  • LOVE, POWER, SACRIFICE - LIFE WITH THE JESUS ARMY (Great Britain, 1987-2007)

    Armed with tambourines and songbooks, members begin an impromptu celebration of their faith in the main shopping area of Leeds.

  • LOVE, POWER, SACRIFICE - LIFE WITH THE JESUS ARMY (Great Britain, 1987-2007)

    Members from the Crown of Life community house travel weekly across South Yorkshire, visiting people in their homes and holding group worship sessions.

  • LOVE, POWER, SACRIFICE - LIFE WITH THE JESUS ARMY (Great Britain, 1987-2007)

    Wooden cross at a ‘Celebrate Jesus’ Easter rally, held annually in a giant marquee at Cornhill Manor, Northamptonshire.

  • LOVE, POWER, SACRIFICE - LIFE WITH THE JESUS ARMY (Great Britain, 1987-2007)

Biography

Freelancer John Angerson (b. 1969, Great Britain) has been photographing all around the world for nearly twenty years, for clients including Der Spiegel, El Pais and The Sunday Times. He has published four books, including Love, Power, Sacrifice.

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Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00