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Piers Rawson @ Forest Arts Centre

Small Moments: The Human Face of Semana Santa

Exhibition: April 18 – May 19, 2012

Carrying just a single, unobtrusive camera, Piers Rawson spent several days on the streets of Seville during the Semana Santa Easter celebrations.

He was looking for the more intimate, human face and telling details behind the solemn outward formality and religious fervour of the Spanish Holy Week. Behind the showy theatricality and emotional intensity of the famous processions, this is a time for families, for commercial opportunities, for display of social status – and a lot of waiting around!

One of the images was selected for the national touring exhibition “100 years, 100 images”, organized by the National Union of Journalists to celebrate a century of photojournalism.

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