“Cuaresma”, or Lent, refers to the 40 days leading up to Holy Week in Guatemala. Traditionally, people give something up for Lent, but this is not a common practice in Guatemala, though fish is more commonly eaten during this time in place of meat. Instead, the Guatemalans work on repentance by signing up to carry in the processions as cucuruchos, or float carriers. This was taken at the 1st procession of Lent in Antigua, Guatemala on March 20, 2011.

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Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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Comments

  • Ian McKenzie
    Ian McKenzieover 3 years ago

    Interesting photo. Great portrait of the young boy in the foreground.

  • Berns
    Bernsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous and vibrant!

  • lamiel
    lamielover 3 years ago

    You are on a roll, val. :-) another great capture.

  • thanks miguel! love when they happen to look right at you unknowingly on cue! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Akash Puthraya
    Akash Puthrayaover 3 years ago

    This is very nice!!

  • thank you, akash! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Amazing and very beautiful capture!!

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 3 years ago

    Great shot Val! tony

  • so glad you like it, tony! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 3 years ago

    Totally superb. This is brilliant work Val

  • wonderful of you to say, lou! thank you!! :-) val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 3 years ago

    oh… such an interesting photo… well done!!

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

    Excellent..all those purple robes are a wonderful contrast to the rest of the image!

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