Journey to a sacred place

My work is focused on examining the rituals and cultural heritage in Europe, investigating the relationship and impact between traditions and the complex socio-political, historical and cultural factors.
Recently, my explorations led me to the arid land of Spain, discovering the local beliefs and customs, connecting with people and their life stories. 
Every year in various regions across Spain people still participate in pilgrimages dating back for centuries, celebrating their beliefs, filling the towns with energy, singings, dance and passion. By setting off from the usual documentary approach, I developed a series of constructed icons being inspired by religious imagery and paintings.
This work was displayed in Glasgow as part of the New Photographers Guild exhibition “Still Searching…”, supported by Street Level Photoworks.