Manhattan represents many things to people. A center of capitalism, a fashion capital of the world, global media and entertainment hub. It is famous for all things material. However, when I arrived here in early 2000's, what caught my eye were the very many churches.
Churches in Manhattan are ubiquitous. They are in every nook and corner. Some apartment buildings (including ours) even have their own! Some are storied architectural marvels while others are quirky, non-descript and completely unexpected.
Churches in Manhattan remind me of Ganesh temples in Chennai, India, the city where I come from. Back home, Ganesh temples are found everywhere. Big, small, ancient, modern, these temples dotted the entire city. These churches thus provide me with a positive feeling of familiarity.
For the last several years, it has been my desire to create a photo catalogue of these churches. And now I am taking a step in that direction.