Research in Sociology of Religion

Photo-book about Andean “Semana Santa”


The “Semana Santa” is one of the oldest and most unique celebrations in northern Chile, being especially significant for the Andean community. A party with a unique aesthetic and an overflowing performativity. It is a tradition associated with colonization, but it contains Andean elements that deserve to be recognized and disseminated. The photo-book “Santos Varones”, produced by Rodrigo Villalón (photographer), Anna Hurtado (asset manager) and Wilson Muñoz (anthropologist and ISOR member) of Ediciones Challa. It is a work that combines documentary photography, ethnographic research and cultural valorization, in order to conserve and disseminate this Andean cultural heritage in a creative way.


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