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Rituales en Haiti

Spending 4 years on the Caribbean island of Haiti, Spanish photographer Cristina García Rodero documents the rituals and practices of the people that live there

Cristina Garcia Rodero

Cristina Garcia Rodero Pilgrimage to honour the apostle Saint James, who is at the same time the Lwa Ogou, god of war. Plaine du Nord, Near the Cap Haitien, Haiti. 2000. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero This waterfall is the pilgrimage place best representing the syncretism between catholicism and voodoo. Saut d'eau, Haiti. 2000. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Pilgrimage to honour the apostle Saint James, who is at the same time the Lwa Ogou. Here a woman is in a trance. Plaine du Nord, Near the Cap Haitien, Haiti. 2000. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Man sacrificing a goat. Plaine du Nord, Near the Cap Haitien, Haiti. 2000. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Two half-naked figures. Plaine du Nord, Near the Cap Haitien, Haiti. 2000. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero On the 16th of July, when tens of thousands of pilgrims gather there, they ask the Virgin, who appeared under the waterfall once, for the same favorsin the nearby church built in the 19th century. (...)
Cristina Garcia Rodero Figure in muddy river. Plaine du Nord, Near the Cap Haitien, Haiti. 2000. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Head emerging from muddy river. Plaine du Nord, Near the Cap Haitien, Haiti. 2000. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Two women with arms wide-open. Limonade, Haiti. 2001. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero At the dawn on saint James' day, pilgrims arrive to Bord de Mer and between the prayers, songs and drums, they get into trance. Bord de Mer Limonade, Haiti. 2000. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Carnival of Jacmel. Haiti. 2001. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Half-naked woman in graveyard. Bord de Mer de Limonade, Haiti. 2001. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Death-Day. Port au Prince, Haiti. 2001. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Group of onlookers over open coffin on Death Day. Port au Prince, Haiti. 2001. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Two figures at the Carnival of Jacmel. Haiti. 2001. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Hooded figure with lizard at the carnival of Jacmel. Haiti. 2001. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Morning and evening prayers at a catholic school. Casa Manana, Jacmel, Haiti. 2001. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero The women raise their hands to sing about their distress of their unhappy everyday lives and ask for miracles like a new job, successful exams for their children, cure of a disease. Ganthier, Haiti (...)