Bronze 2018 / People / Culture
Battenti Di Calabria
Bronze in People/Culture
The rite of Battienti, people to fulfill a vow flagellate themselves with blood, symbolically die and give their lives to the deity.
This practice remained in existence in Verbicaro and Nocera Terinese (Calabria, Italy)
In Verbicaro, inland Tyrrhenian Cosentino, the bloody rite is still practiced, but as extravagant devotion, as the flagellants are sprinkled full of blood.
In the rite of Nocera Terinese (Catanzaro) blend moments of popular piety and sometimes intent political culture and tourism.
Jordi Cohen is a documentary photographer based in Barcelona. NGO Contributor AIDNOH (Haiti), Agua de Coco (Madagascar) and Cafebabel (Digital European magazine). Has exhibited his work in Europe and America, to highlight San Diego Art Institute, St. Petersburg, Royal Geographical Society of London, Gallería Hector Garcia of Mexico City, Couvent des Minimes of Perpignan, Complejo el Águila Exhibition Hall of Madrid. Has published in European and American media (Sunday Telegraph, CNN Blog, Leica Magazine, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Photo France, XL Semanal, Piel de Foto, Chasseur d’Images...)