The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce brought world renowned photographer, Peter Sanders, to share his inspiring artwork with the Saudi community in an exhibition dubbed In the shade of the tree. The gallery exhibited photographs depicting Islam across the globe. The messages behind his photographs has touched millions by capturing an aspect of Islamic civilization all too often ignored in an age of upheaval and change according to Peter Sanders through his 35 year endeavour to portray the spirituality he has journeyed to discover throughout his adult life. HAVING engrossed himself with taking photographs of British pop stars of the 1960s, world-renowned photographer, Peter Sanders, embarked on a spiritual journey, which led him to India and then finally to accepting Islam in the 1970s
I have devoted the last 35 years to capturing an aspect of Islamic civilization all too often ignored in an age of upheaval and change, writes Sanders about his
passion for capturing the Islamic world on lens. In my travels throughout the Islamic world, I have found a beauty and spiritual depth in the people and places I have visited, he adds.