Semana Santa in Sevilla

This series was photographed in the ‘Semana Santa’: the Holy Week before Easter in Sevilla, Spain in 1995.

Thousands of pilgrims walk for hours and hours in processions for penetention in commemoration of the passion of Jesus Christ. Jan wanted to capture the mystical, medieval atmosphere.

The series was exhibited in the Elleboogkerk, Amersfoort and Amsterdam Centre for Photography in 1996.