Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Day #36 - Art for Lent: Jordi Pizarro's Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshippers #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
"Untitled" (2012) by Jordi Pizarro | Spain/India. Black-and-white photograph, 35 3/8 x 43 1/4 in.
This photograph is from his series 'Orthodox in Jerusalem'. In addition to this image taken in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Pizarro has also photographer Orthodox Christian pilgrims in Poland, Hindu ascetics in Indian, and syncretic Afro-Caribbean rites in Cuba as part of his 'Believers Project'. He aims for an 'anthropological perspective' in these works, adding that his 'main goal is to aid and increase awareness of issue affecting people and their environments', while providing opportunities for 'critical reflexion'. [page 166]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."