My three-year-long journey across Colombia’s cemeteries published on BBC. See more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-24498290
The third weekend of October, the saints Mary Jacobé and Mary Salomé are celebrated in Saintes Maries de la Mer, a small village in the heart of the Camargue, South of France. Gypsies coming from all over the region carry the Saints in procession to the beach for the blessing of the sea. Surrounded by the believers, the Arlesians, the cowboys wearing the traditional costume, and pilgrims, the Saints are blessed by the Bishop.
The emblem of the region is the Camargue Cross, composed of three elements: an anchor, a cross, and a heart, representing the three cardinal virtues of hope, faith, and charity. The unusual shape of the upper cross reproduces the trident-shaped tool used by the gardians, the ubiquitous cowboys who make up a large part of Camargue’s cultural legacy. The anchor does double duty, symbolizing the fishermen of the region. View the rest of this entry »
My photo shot almost four years ago in Harlem, published on The New York Times. See more at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/new-york-panorama.html?_r=0
With my series Anonymous Megacities, I am shortlisted at the APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship. See more at: http://www.luciefoundation.org/education/scholarship/index.php
My projects Babel, the Urge to Pray and On Stage featured at the Delhi Photo Festival 2013. See more at: http://www.vivianaperetti.com/#/russian-legacy/on-stage/On_Stage_01 and http://www.vivianaperetti.com/#/babel-the-urge-to-pray/jewish-holidays/Hasidics_01
My series Haitian Vodou published on Iconolo.gy See more at: http://iconolo.gy/archive/haitian-vodou-viviana-peretti/2564
In the last months the LGBT associations tried without success to see approved a law that guarantees marital status/rights for same sex couples. The greatest opposition to the approval of the law by the Congress came from the General Attorney of the Nation (Procurator) that, together with the Catholic Church, was the subject of the main criticisms during the XVII LGBT Parade in Bogota, Colombia. View the rest of this entry »