Sunday, December 24, 2017


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"The Matriarch" by Niccolo Cosme, Philipines
Whether or not you’re a believer, you’ve got to admit, there’s a profound spirit in this season, and we believe Filipino photographer Niccolo Cosme captures that spirit in his “The Matriarch.” While Renaissance artists depicted the holy family as white Europeans, today’s artists reflect the story through the lens of their own cultural surroundings. Niccolo Cosme depicts the moment in Luke 2:7 right after the miracle birth, and his Virgin Mary and Christ child are Filipino like himself. Cosme’s mother is draped in the straw of the manger, as well as the verdant green of the Philippines. His Christ child is wrapped in divine white. From all of us at the Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts, we wish you a very "Mary" Christmas!

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