A collection by a master that, true to its title, is a moment of shade in our over-lit culture. -- Aramco World Magazine 2003
A unique photographic record of a world few outsiders gain access to and fewer still understand with any depth -- Michael Sugich 2003 Peter Sanders, What can be said about him?...Is he the Khalil Gibran of the photographic world? He is an amazing photographer who has the ability to capture simple moments and portray them, so they become everlasting within the viewers mind. Peace, serenity, and tranquility come to mind when vieweing his photographs. and the sources quoted provide much depth to his work...abeit pricey from Amazon...but every penny invested in this is money well spent... -- Amazon 17th January 2006
Photographer Peter Sanders offers arresting images of Muslim life around the globe in In the Shade of the Tree: A Photographic Odyssey Through the Muslim World. Sanders's use of light and shadow shows him to be a true artist; the simplicity of these photos is glorious. There are exterior (and even some stunning interior) shots of mosques, including Beijing's 1,000-year-old Niujie Mosque and Al-Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem, as well as astonishing portraits of individuals. Sanders includes photos from much of the Muslim world, including West Africa, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Turkey. -- Publishers Weekly Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.From the Publisher
Peter Sanders: Chasing a moment
Life behind the lens of a photographer can be enigmatic; not so with Peter Sanders. His work is designed to yield from his subjects their deepest inner feelings - and it reveals many secrets and hidden treasures. His images betray his own unique way of looking at the world. He documents the individuals, communities and architectural treasures that touch him.
He is seen as a serious artist. Illustrating the subtleties of a faith is no easy task. He sees clearly the beauty of Islam from within and wishes to share that with others. "A good photograph has to be experienced". For Peter Sanders, photographers are attracted by light, indeed they are very sensitive to light, the physical light and the light within.