I had the extraordinary privilege to view the Great Church, Hagia Sophia, from the vantage point of its dome. Being inside the dome and so close to the original work was truly thrilling.
Hagia Sophia and its Majestic Dome
As I touched the center of the dome and its ceiling, the gold mosaics in and around the dome windows, I felt a tremendous sense of oneness with the people who laid them over 1500 years ago. With my photographs, I want to share my heightened emotional state when I was up in the dome, the sense of awe I felt emanating from this structure, this space, and the art that covers its walls. The photographs in this collection have been exhibited in Providence and Boston. A smaller number of photographs excluding the exterior shots and the Seraphim Angel by Erdinc Gokce were exhibited in Cleveland as well.
There are two slideshows if you like to view them in addition to the individual photographs. The slideshows contain a larger number of images.
ArtStor, the premier image collection for art and art history scholars, acquired 50 photographs from this series to offer them to scholars and researchers.
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