Piece description from the artist
Built in 1908 at a cost of $250, the last sermon was given in 1936 in the now vacant First Presbyterian Church in the town of Taiban, out in the dusty plains of eastern New Mexico.
One day, Ray Haddad started pointing and shooting and quickly got carried away with photography.
He got a sack of gear and hit the streets of his hometown, New York City. Rarely a fly on the wall, Ray has a way that is central to his work; with a 'hello,' he can turn chance encounters into spontaneous portraits. He also photographs events, wanders the streets for cityscape shots, and sets up shoots from time to time. Some of his work comes from a darker place, while other photographs are quite innocent.