Light of the World

June 12, 2011

Light of the World is a digital photograph taken looking up at the dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The image is striking for its simplified palette and stark contrast of light and shadow. The skylight is right above the place where Jesus is said to have been buried. The opening in the roof reminded the photographer that the light of Christ cannot be extinguished by the powers and principalities of this world. "Allelulia, Christ Is Risen" is echoed in the strong radiant lines and shapes emanating from the opening to the heavens.

—Lois Huey-Heck