Saturday, January 6, 2007

photograph of God

"the only known photograph of God"
photography by Thomas Merton
(courtesy of the Merton Legacy Foundation)


  1. what is really going on in this photo? I feel, that it some kind of the ikon, but I don't understand! Could someone explain it for me? Why it is called "photography of God"?

  2. it is kind of a joke, Anonymous. Obviously one cannot photograph God (other than that everything that one can photograph is, in its own way, a reflection of God). But we have these sub-conscious images of what God is, and can do, like lift us up. This photographs is kind of a play on that, I think.

  3. Thank You Beth. People who belong to God have special sense of humor, just like HE has...


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