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Peregrinaje (Pilgrimage)
Peregrinaje (Pilgrimage)
Salted paper print
2020

On December 17 of every year Cubans who are seeking spiritual intervention make a pilgrimage to a church in Rincón, just outside of Havana. Most wear burlap clothing representing the biblical beggar Lazarus. They typically crawl on hands and knees or roll over and over for the last 3 miles to the church, some with stones or concrete blocks tied to their ankles. They also allow people to drip hot candle wax on them, all to prove themselves worthy.