Columbus, Ohio, USA

New Monastics

A portrait series shot at the 2011 People Against Poverty and Apathy (PAPA) Festival: a four-day, outdoor Christian gathering that embraced spirituality, social activism, and communal living. Held in rural Pennsylvania, PAPA Fest featured workshops, skill shares, and concerts. It drew both young Christian anarchists and New Monastics, who frequently live together in urban communes and aid the poor.

This story was shot on assignment for The Washington Post. Read the full story.