Procession, Rio de Contas, Brazil

Accession Number

Procession, Rio de Contas, Brazil

Kristin Capp

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
ink-jet pigment print on paper

24 in x 20 in (60.96 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Kathleen Lauster and Mr. Jarir Derouach

Subject matter
This photograph was created in the midst of a Christian procession in Brazil. Held at a lower angle looking up, the camera depicts a close up view of two men bearing ornate processional objects. The men’s faces are in shadow, their heads silhouetted against the gray sky. The man closest to the camera holds a metallic staff that appears to have an ornate lantern mounted on its top. The man at his side holds a staff with an opulently gilded cross at its top. In the lower right corner there can be seen other people involved in the procession, as well as the fronds of a palm tree.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a view of two men, their faces in shadow, holding Christian processional objects, one bearing a cross.    

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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Roman Catholicism
churches (buildings)
processional crosses
processional lanterns
religious (people)

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