Thursday, May 5, 2016

Megachurches: Photographing America's Drab New Cathedrals

By Sarah Moroz
Central Christian church in Mesa, Arizona. Photograph: Lisa Anne Auerbach
"I started photographing megachurches as an oppositional idea,” explains Lisa Anne Auerbach, a California photographer and artist. “I had been doing a series about small freestanding businesses [encapsulating] this idea of America: you’re an individual, you hang up your shingle, you pick yourself up by your bootstrap, and become your own fantasy. I was thinking about megachurches being another part of the American dream – faith and family and community.” The top 50 in the country have more than 10,000 worshippers a week. [link]