Wilfredo Riera (1982-2019)

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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... MORE
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Copyright Wilfredo Riera (1982-2019) 2023
Date of Work Apr 2015 - Ongoing
Updated May 2020
Location Caracas
Topics Action, Celebrations, Children, Christianity, Community, Documentary, Emotion, Family, Hope, Latin America, Photography, Photojournalism, Travel
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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