Photography used as tool to document Mormon culture

A BYU graduate has spent the past seven years traveling around the world and compiling a massive collection of LDS photographs and interviews that will be released to the public for the first time today.

Mark Hedengren, a photographer who used his talents to portray the three-fold mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will release his book, “The Mormons,” at BYU Women’s Conference and will be in the BYU Bookstore from 4-6 p.m. to sign copies of his work.

“The Mormons” is a photographic project consisting of a book and DVD that depicts Mormonism in 11 different countries and five continents. Hedengren said the book took seven years to complete and is comprised of photographs and interviews with various members of the church around the world. The book is divided into three sections focusing on proclaiming the gospel, perfecting the saints and redeeming the dead.

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