Beliefs & Rituals

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portrait of dark skinned Indian non-binary individual with traditional female attire in park

Adobe Artist: Daniel Adams

We’re living in an unpredictable age. For some, organized religion or spiritual journeys have been part of life since birth.

For others, in times of stress or crisis, it seems natural to turn to spirituality and faith as a grounding force. Many consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or unlabeled, but design their own centering practices.

Too many media depictions of religion or sacred ways rely on stereotypical or outdated images of belief and ritual. Religion or spirituality is not only practiced in a church, temple, or mosque; our beliefs are woven into the way we dress, the objects in our homes, the way we prepare our food, how we teach our children, and how we interact with the world. With this creative brief, we’re interested in how modern spiritual and religious practices present themselves today—and how people of all backgrounds and faiths are interpreting traditions, creating their own, and exploring different beliefs.

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Adobe Artist: Andreybiling

A woman wearing a yukata standing in a wind chime of marriage

Adobe Artist: Hideo Tsuto

Grid of 4 images. 1: Sisters holding each other. 2: Women holding and playing their sacred drums outdoors in the wintertime. 3: Indian wedding. 4: Portrait of elderly woman praying.

Adobe Artists: Adaeze Okaro, Valmedia, ZHPH Production - Stocksy & Cole Ndelu.

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Belief at home


How daily life in different major religions looks today—and how modernity, technology, LGBTQ+ acceptance, immigration, and secularism influence their practices around the world. We’re looking for modern, accurate representations of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, and more.

Black Muslim Woman studying and reading Quran

Adobe Artist: Amaal Said

Collection of handmade 'Hua Khon' traditional mask for royal Thai performing arts in old wooden house

Adobe Artist: Nabi Tang - Stocksy

Prayer and practice


The sacred objects, venues of worship, and rituals of prayer and spirituality in modern and historical religious practice. These images illuminate the way objects and spaces are arranged and enlisted in focusing belief. Encompassing Western traditions, practices of devotion across Asia, indigenous Native American and African traditions, Santería, Candomblé, and beyond.

Witches, brujas, shamans


Interest in magick, paganism, Wicca, and the practice of witchcraft is having a Renaissance, especially online. Many are rediscovering ways to celebrate and connect with nature, while connecting with each other digitally. Healing herb gardens, spellbooks for self care, Tarot cards, and altar spaces: today’s new wave of witches blend old and new traditions and invent their own.

Stairway to enlightenment

Adobe Artist: Wiji Lacsamana






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