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Processione dei Misteri - Good Friday and Easter in Sicily
The religious atmosphere moves me just like the Sicilian light fascinates me. The magical moments. I turn around - and discover a Jesus inspecting his crown of thorns in the rear view mirror of a tractor.
These trips to Sicily are about traveling back to my roots - in 1907 my ancestors migrated from San Fratello to Ontario, Canada. Over 100 years later, I go back to photograph and experience these celebrations.
2011, my first time experiencing the Procession of the Mystery (the traditional Good Friday and Easter processions) and in the following years - most recently in 2014 - these images found me in San Fratello, Trapani, Buseto, Mezzojuso and Palermo.