Fatima Celebration

PhotographerLeszek Gorski
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryKrakow, Poland
Photo DateOctober 2014
Technical InfoNikon D800, digital
Entry Description

The catholic faith is still very strong in Portugal. Every year on 12th of October in a small residential area in Porto, Portugal, the residents celebrate a traditional anniversary of the last apparition of Virgin Mary in Fatima. The people are very concentrated and show their truth faith. Next to the houses there is a huge shopping centre and a bridge of the motorway. This small estate seems to be a last enclave encircled by the foreign world of commercialism and materialism.

About Photographer

Leszek Gorski has been taking photographs for over 30 years. What concerns him the most in his works is architecture and human presence in urban settings. He prefers to keep his distance to the surrounding environment which he observes with a keen yet sympathetic eye. Leszek wants his photographs to be a source of positive emotions. His works have been shown on five individual exhibitions as well as on numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Oftentimes, his photographs have received awards and special mentions in photography competitions. Leszek is a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers [ZPAF]. More information about the author as well as digital reproductions of his works can be viewed on his website: www.leszekgorski.com