Black Jesus and Mary
Same Jesus and same Mary, just black. Same Christian religion, a child in the street procession.
According to ‘The Legion of Maria” in Nairobi’s slums, it was announced that “Jesus will come back again after crucifixion”, but he will come back in Africa, to save all of them. The Church was created in 1963. Superimposed on the Christian religion, with same traditions and religious structure, the Legion of Mary is populated by archbishops, cardinals, priests and deacons. The church vindicates color and race, performing weekly miracles and reaffirming local identity and a strange form of hope.
Author: I like to travel and encounter the world with its streets and its people, but the part that corresponds
to my interest, my vision and philosophy of life. My photos are a look at someone's world, a journey
into their space and their life; an attempt to build a story without affection, as part of a social
The photos are the expression of my intuition, perhaps of my desires, my own synthesis of the world
condensed in a moment. I hope these images arouse more suspicions than certainties in a way that
is possible to speculate with them to open paths of contrasting narratives.
I present different visual stories that intersect in the streets and in their plurality create a certain
connection; a new sense. These images can be regard, a hand, a detail or a full scene; a fixed
temporality that captures movement.
My images aim to reunite us with the common man, using a simple visual grammar that reveals the
value of the everyday hidden life. Images that are the time of the people and the people in their
I like to walk around the city and photograph what spontaneously appears, but not all, a piece of
landscape and the reality and the fiction that goes with it. The characters are always taken by
surprise and thus do not influence their own representation. Walk and learn about the narrative that the space contains, finding a storm of things, a ship wreck of ideas, a unique grammar of the city. Walk without a script to rewrite a monograph of the place with my steps, periods and images. Catch lights and shadows of the twilight that escapes little by little through the camera.