Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saints And Pinups: Personal Shrines of Palermo, Italy – in Pictures

THE GUARDIAN
ITALY---French photographer Emma Grosbois found a corner of Sicily hiding in plain sight. Shrines to dead relatives and saints – as well as footballers and glamour models – are built on walls to keep memories alive. ‘In the words of the man who is usually sitting in this armchair: “It is to remember. You are using the images as a way of trying to continue something that used to exist and that you would otherwise risk losing. That is why you put images of dead people, of those who are lost, in chapels – it is to say that this person was important to society, they were important for the street, for the neighbourhood, or you risk losing the human memory. We’re in trouble if we lose that.”’[link]