We can scarcely imagine the shock and sorrow of that fateful Thursday afternoon, June 27, 1844 (174 years ago today) when Joseph and Hyrum were killed by a ruthless mob. I have gathered some of my photographs and some of the accounts of those who were there or were in Nauvoo to try to piece those feelings together on this day of commemoration. Come and see.
PHOTO ESSAY GALLERY
Thousands of youth gathered in the LDS Conference Center this weekend to sing, dance and tell the history of temples in a cultural celebration in anticipation of the Jordan River Temple’s rededication on Sunday. Come and get a glimpse of this exuberant youth gathering in this photo essay.
At first it may seem like a strange combination, painting scenes from Jesus’s life in a more modern cubism style, but noted LDS Argentine artist Jorge Cocco Santángelo, said that is how he found his voice and a way to deliver a more powerful spiritual impact. Come and see for yourself in this photo essay.
As we celebrate the Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood today, May 15, come with us and see the actual places where this sacred event took place. Take a few minutes and remember one of the most significant days in this dispensation.
When you enter Moon's Rare Books Antiques & Fine Art, you may wonder whether you've just stepped into a shop or into a museum. The short answer: it's both. Owner Reid N. Moon says "People can come visit, look around and see the last six hundred years of bible history, three hundred years of literature and nearly two hundred years of early Mormon books and artifacts."
August 21st is President Thomas S. Monson's 90th birthday. He has had a profound influence on my life and I love him. In celebration, I would like to share one of my greatest experiences with him at the dedication of the Gilbert Arizona Temple. This was one of the most popular photo essays I’ve ever published. Come and see.
The open house for the Paris France Temple is over. On Sunday the Temple will be dedicated and become the House of the Lord. Come and see the insides of the Temple--see what Latter-day Saints will see on Sunday.
The Eiffel Tower may be the most visited monument in the world, but it is no longer the most significant building in Paris. This Sunday a temple will be dedicated there, and quietly become the most meaningful structure in all of France.
I loved photographing President Gordon B. Hinckley in many parts of the world. As I and many other photographers were walking by him in Nauvoo, with cameras clicking in his face, he said, "If all the cameras of all the journalists were thrown into the ocean, there would be a great flood." Despite that tongue-in-cheek statement he was always kind to us and deferential to the thousands of cameras that followed him.
Visitors are not just attracted to the Polynesian Cultural Center because they get to experience a taste of authentic Polynesia with dancing, drums and games. It is these faces, many of them students from BYU-Hawaii, that bring people here. Come and see.