Pasteurs en Chaire - Pasteurs en Chair

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Welcome to the website of the exhibition Pasteurs en chaire, Pasteurs en chair.

The exhibition was conceived by Rita and Simon Cresswell to coincide with Protestants en Fête, held in Paris during September 2013.

The idea was to represent the pasteurs preaching from their pulpit (the chaire) and also engaging in a passion away from the pulpit “in the flesh” (chair).

The result is a series of quite surprising photographs – both for the viewers and the pasteurs themselves. What runs through all of them however, is the strength of character of all the subjects and – even if not always evident in the photographs – their sense of humour.

We had some lovely comments from people who have attended the the exhibition, many of who expressed a desire to see more pasteurs!

To this end, we expanded the exhibition in 2014 to 7 pastuers and have since staged the exhibition 3 more times - with a new staging this summer in Neuwiller lès Saverne - you can find out more here