nineteen days started in 2008 as a collaborative photography project inspired by the Bahá’í Fast.
Most of the contributors are members of the Bahá’í Faith—a world religion that has as its fundamental purpose the unification of all the peoples of the world. You can learn more about the Bahá’í Faith here.
As Bahá’ís we are enjoined to fast from sunrise to sunset for nineteen days, from March 2nd to March 20th.
It is essentially a period of meditation and prayer, of spiritual recuperation, during which the believer must strive to make the necessary readjustments in his inner life, and to refresh and reinvigorate the spiritual forces latent in his soul. Its significance and purpose are, therefore, fundamentally spiritual in character.
–Shoghi Effendi —
Now in its sixth year, nineteen days is a way to share with all of you moments of our early mornings and early evenings for the nineteen days of the Bahá’í Fast. Friends from all over the world contribute each year, and every day a different pair of photographers will be sharing glimpses of their Fasting experiences.
Participants will be waking up before dawn to have breakfast, pray and prepare for the day. They will be sitting down at sunset to break the fast, pray and reflect. Inspirational passages from the Bahá’í Sacred Writings are included in the daily postings, along with photographers’ personal thoughts.
Meet last year’s contributors here.
nineteen days, vol one (a book collecting images and thoughts from the 2009 Fast) is currently sold out. We will let you know when it available again!
We are so glad to have you here, and we’d love to hear from you—so don’t hesitate to leave a comment!