Mary Perez documents Korean megachurches in an attempt to explore her own religious beliefs


“I’ve grown up in the church, and I’ve had it in my mind to explore my own beliefs through photographing religion”, says the photographer Mary Perez. Currently based in Shanghai, Mary tells It’s Nice That about her latest project Full Gospel from the other side of the world. The project came about after Mary had been photographing people in Cardiff who’ve experienced turning points in their religion. It led Mary to a further desire to “confront parts of the church that [she] was not very familiar with or comfortable with” as seen through her latest series documenting the large megachurches of Korea.

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