The following are a collection of images depicting worshippers at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, they were taken after the Friday prayers were held.

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Two men converse in the courtyard of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque having completed their Friday prayers.

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An elderly man looks on to the courtyard of the Blue Mosque after completing his Friday prayers.

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A man sits in one of many large doorways encompassing the courtyard after completing his Friday prayers at the Blue Mosque.

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Two men rest against one of the huge pillars surrounding the Blue Mosque’s courtyard after the Friday prayers had been held.

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As the afternoon sun beats down on the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, a man and his wife seek shelter having completed their Friday prayers.

Hassan Raja – Istanbul – 2017

7 Replies to “The Faithful”

  1. Turkey is such an amazing place and your photos reflect that in such a unique way. I love the grayscale effect. I am speechless by these photos and they show a lot of character. I just want to say they make me very happy.
    Inaya, aged 9 but I am almost 10!

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  2. The portraits capture a moment in time giving a tiny glimpse into the journey of another. Anonymous they remain, in a beautiful loved city.
    Keep growing your passion. X

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