Every two years, members of the religious industry and representatives of the clergy meet in Italy for the World Church Fair. According to the BBC, the Italian market for religious goods is estimated at a value of $5.2 billion a year.
Besides Faith is a photographic series focusing on the grey area between sacred and profane, through unusual juxtapositions and flashy insights into this one-of-a-kind trade show.
Printed on the occasion a solo exhibition of the same name at the Kunsthalle of Weimar, the publication includes 26 images printed on golden paper and is hand bound in a 40 pages signature.
Photographs by Louis De BelleGraphic Design by Giacomo TraldiHand binding by Magdalena Wysocka
Besides Faith, 1. Edition28 x 20 cm, 40 pages