2020 / People / Culture (Non-Pro)

Desolata

  • Photographer
    Domenico Iannantuono

Black, the color of bereavement; present in the folkloristic-religious tradition in a euro-mediterranean environment since the dawn of time. Predominant color in the rite of Holy Week in the city of Canosa di Puglia called Procession of the Desolate. Tradition extremely moving and participatory, where everything revolves around the strong bond between a Mother and her own Son. A procession that takes place during holy Friday in the small streets of the old town of the city, where over 300 women entirely dressed in black sing a song of moving and heartbreaking pain called Hymn to the Desolate.

Domenico Innantuono is a freelance photographer based il Puglia. His work brings together a whole series of interests, ranging from music to travel, from reportage to cultural and religious anthropology.