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Alesondra with an excerpt from her story, “Pink Passion”
New Orleans photographer Libbie Allen was raised Catholic, but broke from the Church years ago. While she no longer practices any specific faith, spirituality remains a force in her life. What’s more, she never lost her love for the symbols of faith. “Because of my religious upbringing,” she says, “I’ve always been fascinated by iconography, and I’ve used it consistently throughout my art.”
The Halo Project was inspired, in part, by a quote she stumbled across during a humanitarian phase, when reading the ancient Roman playwright Terence: “Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto,” or “I am a human being, I consider nothing that is human alien to me.”