Wilfredo Riera

Holy Weeek
Location: Caracas
Nationality: Venezuelan
Biography:       Wilfredo Riera is a freelance photographer from Venezuela. He joined the documentary and photojournalism one year program at The International Center of Photography in New York in 2013.  His work has been published... read on
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Holy Weeek
Credits: wilfredo riera
Date of Work: 04/01/15 - Ongoing
Updated: 03/31/18
Location: Caracas
Perhaps the most powerful symbol of christianism is the cross. There are two important traditions in Caracas, the Nazarene of Saint Paul and The Via Crusis performed in the Petare Slum. The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. It highlights the death of Jesus and remains the believers the torture and pain of Good Friday.

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Venezuela's Protest

By Wilfredo Riera — Since 2014, people revolted in Caracas to pressure the Nicolas Maduro's government. The protests began when students demanded to hold elections and..

Hometown of Faith

By Wilfredo Riera — Hometown of Faith Since 1855, each January 14th, the Divina Pastora (Holy Mary) statue is carried by men and women believers from the Santa Rosa..

Future star

By Wilfredo Riera — Future star In Venezuela people have embraced baseball like a popular expression since 1895. Since that year, baseball has been the most important..
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