The Sacred and the Profane ( *ongoing)
The Sacred and the Profane is a long term project focused in capturing the devotion and traditions of the northern region of Portugal.
Portugal is a country with a very strong religious devotion. This devotion, i came to find, is the strength of 89,8 % of the Portuguese men, women and children, that every year pay tribute to their saints with all sorts of pilgrimage and celebrations. Some of these celebrations have been done for more than a half of a century, from the traditional catholic traditions to the ancient pagan celebrations.
With the documentation of this rich aspect of my country's culture i intend not only to present an unique look from anthropological and ethnographic perspective, but also an unique testimony to the preservation of a country cultural heritage and it's disappearing traditions.