Revelations : Photographs of Cleveland’s African American Churches

“Photographer and teacher Mike Levy has spent most of his career in northeastern Ohio. Revelations grew out of an assignment from the Cleveland Plain Dealer to photograph a small, storefront church called Manna House. Levy was immediately struck by the powerful emotion shared by the congregants and the strong sense of community.” “Revelations captures the spirit of the African American worship experience through arresting images of congregants’ facial expressions and body language, their colorful uniforms and dress, and the solemnity of their worship. The images of baptisms, weddings, funerals, Sunday services, and special celebrations are at once serene and exalting, pensive and inspirational. Revelations honors not only the spiritual dimension of the African American church but the pride and dignity that prevails within the church-going family”–Jacket