Inner Constellations

Maïmouna Guerresi


Inner Constellations is the first published book of photography by Italian-born artist Maïmouna Guerresi, whose iconic, figurative photographs are celebrated around the world, both for their beauty and their melding of diverse cultural and religious influences. Raised in Catholic Italy, Maïmouna traveled to Senegal in 1991 and was so taken by the country’s spiritual traditions that she converted to Islam. Since this spiritual transformation, Maïmouna’s work has become infused with the rich history and iconography of Islam, with a particular emphasis on Sufi philosophy, which contends that all of the world’s religions originate from a single divine source.