Getty Images grant winner, Scott Lewis, completes project

September 17, 2009 | By Jamie Penney | News, Photography, Photojournalism

Scott Lewis, winner of a Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, recently completed the project where he documents immigration and the influx of new religions, faiths and worships.

Photo courtesy of Scott Lewis

In his summary, Lewis writes “Since the 1960s, a new wave of immigrants, largely from Latin America and Asia, has brought new faith traditions and practices. I’ve spent time documenting a selection of religious communities from the oldest, Quakers, to the newest at the China Buddhist Association whose temples serves mostly new Chinese immigrants to the active and flourishing Hindu Temple Society of North America (the first Hindu Temple in the U.S.).  I have tried to steer clear of what I feel is previously known or understood as well as trying to dispel some stereotypes, all the while tapping into the intense beliefs and joyous celebration of believers.  I have tried to steer clear of what I feel is previously known or understood as well as trying to dispel some stereotypes, all the while tapping into the intense beliefs and joyous celebration of believers.”

See Scott’s completed photo essay project at Getty Images.

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