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Faith Lands

All around the world - 2003/2009

The research for the faith, and the people behind it. The everlasting beauty of pure lands, where the myth meet the man and the privilege to focus the camera on such subjects becomes the reason to live the life. 

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April 1994, Lourdes, Midi-PyrÈnÈes, France --- Catholic pilgrims arrive in Lourdes. --- Image by © Gianni Giansanti/Sygma/Corbis

 Allahbad, India - 17 January 2007
At the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters  on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years: the big camp.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Allahbad, India - 17 January 2007 At the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years: the big camp. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Allahbad, India - 14 January 2007
At the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters  on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years: Sadhu's camp.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Allahbad, India - 14 January 2007 At the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years: Sadhu's camp. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Allahbad, India - 16 January 2007
At the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters  on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years: Sadhu's camp.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Allahbad, India - 16 January 2007 At the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years: Sadhu's camp. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Allahbad, India - 14 January 2007
At the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters  on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Allahbad, India - 14 January 2007 At the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Allahbad, India - 19 January 2007
At the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters  on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years: the main bath day.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Allahbad, India - 19 January 2007 At the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati, Hindu pilgrims and Sadhu take bath in the sacred waters on the occasion of Ard Kumbh Mela, every 6 years: the main bath day. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Xiahe, China - 12 February 2006
View of Xiahe and Labrang Monastery. 
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Xiahe, China - 12 February 2006 View of Xiahe and Labrang Monastery. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Xiahe, China - 12 February 2006
The third day of Monlam, the traditional prayer at the presence of living Bubbha at the monastery of Labrang. 
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Xiahe, China - 12 February 2006 The third day of Monlam, the traditional prayer at the presence of living Bubbha at the monastery of Labrang. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Xiahe, China - 9 February 2006
Tibetan pilgrims in Labrang Monastery at Xiahè gather on the occasion of Monlam, religious festival of Tibetan Buddhism religion.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Xiahe, China - 9 February 2006 Tibetan pilgrims in Labrang Monastery at Xiahè gather on the occasion of Monlam, religious festival of Tibetan Buddhism religion. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Xiahe, China - 12 February 2006
The third day of Monlam, the traditional prayer at the presence of living Bubbha at the monastery of Labrang. 
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Xiahe, China - 12 February 2006 The third day of Monlam, the traditional prayer at the presence of living Bubbha at the monastery of Labrang. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

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 Kalambaka, Greece - 17 January 2006
Roussanou Monastery.The Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century.
 © GIANNI GIANSANTI

Kalambaka, Greece - 17 January 2006 Roussanou Monastery.The Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Kalambaka, Greece - 18 January 2006
Votive offerings at the Holy Spirit rock. The Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century . 
 © GIANNI GIANSANTI

Kalambaka, Greece - 18 January 2006 Votive offerings at the Holy Spirit rock. The Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century . © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Kalambaka, Greece - 17 January 2006
Roussanou Monastery.The Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century.
 © GIANNI GIANSANTI

Kalambaka, Greece - 17 January 2006 Roussanou Monastery.The Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Kalambaka, Greece - 21 January 2006
The ossuary of the Great Meteoron MonasteryThe Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century . 
 © GIANNI GIANSANTI

Kalambaka, Greece - 21 January 2006 The ossuary of the Great Meteoron MonasteryThe Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century . © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Kalambaka, Greece - 20 January 2006
Dormition of the Virgin church.The Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century . 
 © GIANNI GIANSANTI

Kalambaka, Greece - 20 January 2006 Dormition of the Virgin church.The Meteora monasteries , 1988's Unesco World Heritage List, represents today a unique example of monastic life since the 14th century . © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Jerusalem, Israel - 16 October 2005
Sunset on the skyline of Jerusalem from the israelian cemetery.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Jerusalem, Israel - 16 October 2005 Sunset on the skyline of Jerusalem from the israelian cemetery. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Jerusalem, Israel - 14 October 2005
Sunrise on Jerusalem and the Dome of Rock seen from the Archaeological Garden.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Jerusalem, Israel - 14 October 2005 Sunrise on Jerusalem and the Dome of Rock seen from the Archaeological Garden. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Jerusalem, Israel - 19 October 2005
Daily life at Mea Sh'arim, the most orthodox quarter in Israel.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Jerusalem, Israel - 19 October 2005 Daily life at Mea Sh'arim, the most orthodox quarter in Israel. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Jerusalem, Israel - 13 October 2005
The celebration of Yom Kippur, the jewish holiest day, at Western Wall.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Jerusalem, Israel - 13 October 2005 The celebration of Yom Kippur, the jewish holiest day, at Western Wall. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

 Jerusalem, Israel - 19 October 2005
Jewish people pray at the Western Wall the starting day of Sukkoth.
© GIANNI GIANSANTI

Jerusalem, Israel - 19 October 2005 Jewish people pray at the Western Wall the starting day of Sukkoth. © GIANNI GIANSANTI

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06 Dec 1988, Tay Ninh, Vietnam --- The Cao Dai religion embraces many world religions as its central precept. The third largest religion in Vietnam after Buddhism and Roman Catholicism, it was founded in 1926 by Ngo Van Chieu. Cao Dai adepts pray in the temple during a ceremony. --- Image by © Gianni Giansanti/Sygma/CORBIS

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06 Dec 1988, Tay Ninh, Vietnam --- The Cao Dai religion was founded in 1926 by Ngo Van Chieu. There are three essential statues in the Cao Dai pantheon. Phan Cong Tac (C) regarded as the "Pope" of Cao Daism, who took over from its founder in 1926, appears alongside General Cao Hupynh Cu, a dignatary in charge of human virtue and Cao Hoai Sang, another dignitary in charge of establishing liaisons between religious spirituality and humanity. --- Image by © Gianni Giansanti/Sygma/CORBIS

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06 Dec 1988, Tay Ninh, Vietnam --- The Cao Dai religion embraces many world religions as its central precept. The third largest religion in Vietnam after Buddhism and Roman Catholicism, it was founded in 1926 by Ngo Van Chieu. Cao Dai dignataries at prayer. --- Image by © Gianni Giansanti/Sygma/CORBIS

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06 Dec 1988, Tay Ninh, Vietnam --- The Cao Dai religion embraces many world religions as its central precept. The third largest religion in Vietnam after Buddhism and Roman Catholicism, it was founded in 1926 by Ngo Van Chieu. Main temple entrance. --- Image by © Gianni Giansanti/Sygma/CORBIS

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1933-1955, Tay Ninh, Vietnam --- The Cao Dai religion embraces many world religions as its central precept. The third largest religion in Vietnam after Buddhism and Roman Catholicism, it was founded in 1926 by Ngo Van Chieu. Cao Dai adepts outside an inner temple. --- Image by © Gianni Giansanti/Sygma/CORBIS