Photograph by Alex Webb
Her black dress fluttering like wings, a woman passes the New Mosque. Age is relative in Istanbul: The New Mosque was completed in 1663, many centuries after other revered landmarks dating from Greek and Roman times. Women dont often don conservative kara garsaf, or black chador, in Turkeys most cosmopolitan city. But a growing Islamic revivalspurred by money from other Muslim countries to support fundamentalistsis challenging the governments rigid secular position.