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USA: Ave Maria by Nina Berman (32 images)

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Rising from the swamps of the everglades, combining a Disney aesthetic with a Vatican focus, sits the 1000 person strong town of Ave Maria, America's latest experiment in fundamentalist living. Built by an American pizza billionaire, the town's aim is to foster a purified Catholicism through a university, a nearby law school, and village life centered around a huge Oratory. Large families with 9.10 and 11 children, have flocked to this fledging Jerusalem, eager to live an existence not...
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