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Miteri di Trapani by Jonny Seymour Captures the Sicily Festival

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: jonnyseymour and itsnicethat
The Miteri di Trapani photo series documents an annual religious procession, something that is becoming more of a rare sighting throughout the largely secular western world. But in Sicily, the reenactment of the stories of the Passion is an occasion that has yet to be missed. Traditionally acted out by members of local guilds up until the resurrection, it is fervidly followed during Holy Week before Easter.

Shot by Jonny Seymour, a freelance photographer based in London, England, the Miteri di Trapani photo series was captured while he was on a recent trip to the Mediterranean island. It's Nice That reports, "He was lucky enough to be able to get his hands on a press pass to the event, giving him free reign to document the raw emotional power that these centuries-old Catholic rites and rituals still have on the local community."