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Jeppe Bøje Nielsen’s Photos of the Gatherings at Lourdes

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Link: Jeppe Bøje Nielsen’s Photos of the Gatherings at Lourdes – NYTimes.com

To secular sorts, it’s a hard thing to grasp. For Jeppe Bøje Nielsen, a Danish photographer, it was a challenge. He spent a month last summer amid the throngs who packed the Masses and processions at the French town, intent on avoiding the straightforward documentary approach that other photographers had relied on.