Date: May 2014
Geghard Monastery is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is located less than an hour’s drive east of Armenia’s capital city, Yerevan. I had been exploring the grounds when I came upon this scene, and I took the photograph rather quickly because I didn’t want to miss it.
I believe I captured a moment of spirituality, simultaneously public and private. This person, with raised head and forward-facing palms, was experiencing the light as it pierced through a hole in the chamber’s ceiling. After entering the chamber myself, I watched as others stepped into the light, looked skyward, and took their moments in the sun.
I did, too.