Photographer's Note

Following my series on the Chapel of Casabito (my last three pics before this), this shot shows us the Virgin Mary, in the incarnation of Altagracia, our local "patrona". Look how Altagracia is dressed with clothes that closely resemble the Dominican Republic Flag.

Following Catholic liturgy, the Virgin is a very central figure in religious rithuals, and often her statues are bigger and more colorful than Christ's himself, especially in motherhood-related representations. Here you see the Virgin adoring Baby Jesus, but all the colors and delicate features are on the Virgin, not the Child.

Dominicans, like many other Catholic-influenced cultures, usually pray more to the Virgin than to Jesus Christ.

Despite this, please note how somebody placed a person's picture in Baby Jesus's arm, surely to have the Virgin bless that person.

Also, see my workshop, which have a more complete version of this shot.

PP: Cropped to have the virgin in detail. Sharpened edges. Framed.

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