Louis De Belle | Besides Faith
Artist website: http://www.louisdebelle.com
Every two years, the members of the religious industry and representatives of the clergy meet in the North East of Italy for the World Fair for Church supplies, liturgical and ecclesiastical art. According to the BBC, the Italian market for religious goods is worth an estimated $5.2b a year. Besides Faith is a photographic series focusing on the grey area between sacred and profane, through unusual juxtapositions and flashy insights into this one-of-a-kind trade show.
Text about the artist: Louis De Belle, born in Milano, holds a BA in Visual Communication from the Politecnico di Milano and a MFA in Photography from the Bauhaus University of Weimar. His works have been published by newspaper and websites including The Washington Post, Libèration, WIRED, Slate and The Independent. He is the editor of Forms of Formalism, collaborates with STILL Magazine and currently lives in Berlin.