Faith communities outside religious mainstream profiled in photo book and museum exhibit

Jan 5, 2012

Golden States of Grace: Documentary photographer Rick Nahmias spent more than three years researching, photographing, and taking oral histories of 11 "marginal" California faith communities outside the religious mainstream - including transgender sex workers in San Francisco's Tenderloin who worship Santa Muerte, Zen Buddhist San Quentin inmates, and an AIDS ashram in West Hollywood. The result is a multi-media traveling exhibition and book, Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited, with a strong social justice message about bridging the "us vsersus them" divide. In this interview, meet Rick and hear inspiring words and song from the touring exhibit, which is at Santa Clara University's deSaisset Museum January 13 thru March 18.