Special bicentenary collection added to Baha’i Media Bank

August 9, 2019
The homepage of the Baha’i Media Bank featuring the new bicentenary collection

BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE — A collection of 86 images and videos related to the bicentenaries of the births of Baha’u’llah and the Bab has been added to the Baha’i Media Bank, as preparations for the highly anticipated, historic celebrations of the birth of the Bab gain momentum around the world.

The new section, called Special Bicentenary Collection, includes photographs related to the Shrines of the Bab and Baha’u’llah, aerial videos of the Shrine of the Bab and the terraces, bicentenary graphics in nine languages, and images and videos offering glimpses of the October 2017 celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.

The Bab was the forerunner and herald of the Baha’i Faith, whose dramatic ministry paved the way for the appearance of Baha’u’llah. Their births, which fall on consecutive days, are celebrated annually. On 29 and 30 October of this year, the births of these Twin Luminaries will be celebrated in countless locations in every part of the world.

Designated accounts on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube are regularly updated with images and videos in honor of these two events.

The Baha’i Media Bank, created in 2006, is a reservoir of visual resources for communities worldwide, publishers, journalists, videographers, and students, among others. The more than 1,200 photos are categorized under five main headings: activities of the Baha’i community, administration and agencies, buildings and places, history, and gatherings and conferences.