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Rite of Spring
Photograph by David Alan Harvey

Bloom in hand, a young girl gazes pensively as her companion carries bread for the observance of Corpus Christi in Salvador. Portuguese conquerors and the settlers who followed them brought Catholicism to Brazil. They imposed the religion first on the native population and later on slaves brought from Africa to toil on New World plantations.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M-6
Film Type: Fuji Velvia
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: None. Overcast sky made this picture better because of the soft light.

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