What makes a building or space sacred?
In his two previous collections of photography, Mark Schacter travelled the roads of Canada and the waters of the Great Lakes. In Houses of Worship, Mark Schacter has travelled around North America photographing churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and gurdwaras — the architectural homes of the many faiths practiced in North America. From the grandest and most opulent temples to the simplest country churches all of these buildings welcome wor¬shippers through their doors.
In order to better understand the importance of these architectural structures to the various faiths, Mark has interviewed leaders from each of the religions.
Mark Schacter is an acclaimed photographer whose work has been published in two previous collections, Roads and Sweet Seas. He lives in Ottawa with his family.