"Sanctuary refers to a place of worship and a state of mind--but it also refers to the most sacred part of a Christian church, the site where the altar is housed. Thomas Roma's photographs locate these most sacred parts of the community within the larger context of Brooklyn's landscape, charting the triumphant efforts of generations to leave their mark, to make their way through the world of mammon and man, seeking solace within the city but far beyond it. They also reveal a persistent, irresistible determination to express ...

Sanctuary 2002, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801869556