This post is connected to the previous one that I recently posted about religion.
Unlike in Britain, where it’s largely hidden, religion in Brazil is an ever-present and very visible part of everyday life. Wandering around my wife’s hometown of Vargem Grande do Sul this certainly became very apparent. Religious imagery and iconography is ubiquitous! I began to document what I saw; Biblical quotes on the back of trucks, church services broadcast on TVs in supermarkets, crucifixes on the walls in restaurants and a statue of Christ, hands outstretched, overlooking the town.
I also took a look around people’s homes..
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