Amma Visits La Fox

I had the opportunity to photograph Hindu guru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi during her visit the M.A. Center Chicago in LaFox, a religious center that bears her name. 

The main building that hosted the "Hugging Saint", or Amma, as she is known was buzzing with activity and the sound of devotional singing filled the air. 

I was allowed onto the stage where Amma was hugging her followers. Colin Taylor lifted his son, Malcolm, 7 months, into her arms and she embraced him.

Amma visits this area each year and I look forward to next year.

-Sandy Bressner