Photo Documentary: Holy Week in Spain (27 Pics)

September 9th, 2011 Permalink

Sometimes we are fortunate enough to find a photographer previously unknown to us but with amazing talent. Jose Pereira is such a photographer. When we came across his attention-grabbing photo documentaries, the images were so compelling, so ‘different’ that we had to look closer. We are surely glad we did, or else we might not have had this look at this culture and ethnological religious expression. Mr. Pereira captured these images of Living Easter of Paradela (Meis), Spain. The photo-documentary spans 5 days and were taken during the Holy Week processions. He said it took “many hours of walking, running down the street, escaping the multitude of the public who attend the events.” Pereira added, “I have spent many years photographing events and ethnological religious expressions in Spain, other countries such as China, India, Russia, etc.” His site, RoughPhoto was a project he initiated. “In recent years for work reasons, I have a bit abandoned it. In recent years I spend more time working in office, instead of taking pictures in the street!” [27 Photos]

procession of the holy encounter, santiago de compostela

Procession of the Holy Encounter, Santiago de Compostela. Photo #2 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)


procession of Christ's mercy, santiago de compostela

Procession of Christ’s Mercy, Santiago de Compostela. Photo #3 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

procession into Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela

Procession of the Entry into Jerusalem, Holy Week Processions in Santiago de Compostela. Photo #5 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

Procesión del Santo Encuentro, Santiago de Compostela

Procesión del Santo Encuentro (Procession of the Holy Encounter). Photo #6 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

procession of Christ's mercy, santiago de compostela

Procession of Christ’s Mercy. Photo #8 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

procession of Christ's mercy, santiago de compostela

Procession of the Christ of Mercy, Easter processions in Santiago de Compostela. Photo #9 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

procession of the holy encounter, santiago de compostela

Procession of the Holy Encounter. Photo #10 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

procession of humility, Santiago de Compostela

Procession of Humility, Santiago de Compostela. Photo #11 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

procession of the holy encounter, santiago de compostela

Procession of the Holy Encounter. Photo #14 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

Holy Burial Procession

“Living Easter” reenactment – Holy Burial Procession. Photo #16 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

Holy Burial Procession

In the crowded streets during the Holy Burial Procession. Photo #19 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

Holy Burial Procession

Holy Burial Procession in the village of Paradela (Meis) Pontevedra. Photo #20 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

Holy Burial Procession

Procesión del Santo Entierro en el pueblo de Paradela (Meis) Pontevedra (Holy Burial Procession in the village of Paradela (Meis) Pontevedra). Photo #22 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

Holy Burial Procession

Holy Burial Procession is the highlight of Semana Santa (Holy Easter Week). Photo #24 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

semana santa paradela #11

Photographer Jose Pereira spent 5 days filled with “many hours of walking, running down the street, escaping the multitude of the public who attend event.” Photo #25 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)

Holy Burial Procession

Holy Burial Procession. Pereira said, “I have spent many years photographing events and ethnological religious expressions in Spain, other countries such as China, India, Russia.” Indeed, we personally had never seen anything quite like this. Photo #26 by © Jose Pereira (www.jpereira.net)


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