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Images from Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited, by Rick Nahmias

In Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited (University of New Mexico Press), Rick Nahmias documents the lives of the marginalized, focusing on religious communities, including a deaf community of the Mormon Church, a Zen Buddhist meditation group in San Quentin State Prison, and Cham Muslim survivors of Khmer Rouge genocide. With insight and craft, he blends a liturgical moment with a hovering question or a challenge. Short narratives complement the powerful stories that the photographs tell.