Photographer Rick Nahmias was recently interviewed by Mary-Charlotte on KSFR's Santa Fe Radio Cafe about his book Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited. You can listen to the interview here. It's a thoughtful interview in which Nahmais talks about the origin of this project and its evolution, which changed in scope and focus as he explored his subject matter. In Golden States of Grace, Nahmais captures marginalized communities at prayer, the religious experiences of the "other," the outcasts from society. Calling it a contemporary visual prayer book, Nahmais decided to center his investigation in California, seeing it as a microcosm for the rest of the country. Nahmais shares stories about his experience of taking this work on the road and connecting people through their personal experience of spirituality.
Nahmias also mentions a previous project that he discussed with Mary-Charlotte a few years ago called The Migrant Project. You can listen to that interview (from May 5th, 2008) on the Radio Cafe here.