Now We Pray (Guanajuato, Mexico, 2019)
LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PHOTOGRAPH BY HOWARD LEVENSON / 20" x 30" / * PRINTED ON KODAK ENDURA PREMIER METALLIC PAPER / SIGNED by ARTIST / EDITION OF (5) / SHIPPED IN HEAVY CARDBOARD TUBE
As a photographer, nothing inspires me more than traveling. Seeing new sights, meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures are just what I need to get the creative juices flowing.
In October 2019 I spent 2-weeks in "Colonial Mexico". I visited three cities; Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato. Beginning in the early-1500's, thru the Mexican war of Independence in the 1820's, this area of Mexico was referred to as New Spain. Due to the Spanish influence, this part of Mexico looks a lot like Europe with narrow-stone-paved streets and buildings dating back to the mid 1500's. It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of Mexico. In fact, both Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende are UNSECO world heritage sites.
One of the prime attractions in this part of Mexico are the churches. Some date back to the 1500's. It is clear that these buildings are treasured by their communities. Their doors remain open throughout the day and into the evening and locals visit often for moments of contemplation and prayer. Inside these churches you will find incredible and priceless artwork adorning just about every surface. Throughout the churches statues of religious figures are prominently displayed. I took many statue "portraits" during my time in Mexico. This image is one of my favorites. I call it "Now We Pray".
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