The Passport to Paradise gallery highlights the bold, visual images found all over Dakar by focusing upon the urban visual culture of the Mourides, a Senegalese Sufi movement centered upon the life and teachings of a local saint named Sheikh Amadou Bamba.

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Friday (congregational) mosque
Description: misiri, ca. 1985
concrete
Bondoukou
Publication Date: June 27, 1988
Friday (congregational) mosque
Description: misiri, 19th century
mud
Bondo Dyula
Publication Date: May 20, 1988
Friday (congregational) mosque
Description: misiri, 19th century
mud
Bondo Dyula
Publication Date: May 20, 1988
Friday (congregational) mosque
Description: misiri, 19th century
mud
Bondo Dyula
Publication Date: May 20, 1988
Friday (congregational) mosque, mihrab
Description: misiri, ca. 1985
concrete
Bondoukou
Publication Date: June 27, 1988
Imam's mosque
Description: misiri, ca. 1960
concrete
Bondoukou
Publication Date: June 27, 1988
Mosque
Description: misiri, ca. 1930-50
concrete
Bondoukou
Publication Date: June 27, 1988
Mosque
Description: misiri, ca. 1930-50
concrete
Bondoukou
Publication Date: June 27, 1988
Mosque
Description: misiri, 19th century
mud
Sorobango
Publication Date: December 14, 1987
Mosque
Description: misiri, 19th century
mud
Sorobango
Publication Date: December 14, 1987
Mosque
Description: misiri, ca. 1970
concrete
Sorobango
Publication Date: June 11, 1988
Mosque (chief's quartier)
Description: misiri, 19th century
mud
Bondo Dyula
Publication Date: May 20, 1988
Mosque (chief's quartier)
Description: misiri, 19th century
mud
Bondo Dyula
Publication Date: May 20, 1988
Mosque, Hwelasso quarter
Description: misiri, ca. 1930-50 concrete
Bondoukou
Publication Date: June 27, 1988
Mosque, Koko quarter
Description: misiri, ca. 1930-50
concrete
Bondoukou
Publication Date: June 27, 1988
Mosque, interior
Description: misiri, 19th century
mud
Sorobango
Publication Date: December 14, 1987
Small (3rd) mosque in town
Description: misiri, ca. 1950
mud
Bondo Dyula
Publication Date: June 10, 1988
al-Hajj Braimah TimitĀŸ's maqama
Description: misiri, ca. 1980
wood
Bondoukou
Publication Date: June 27, 1988

Sampling from L'Institut Fondemental d'Afrique Noire (IFAN)

Phil Curtin Collection

Collection Boubacar Barry

Collection Charles Becker: Recherches et documents sur le Sida

Photographs from “Passport to Paradise’: Sufi Arts of Senegal and Beyond

Mosques of Bondoukou

Futa Toro, Senegal and Mauritania

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