CubaNOLA Collective presents visiting photographer Hector Delgado
“Ceremonias: A Photographic-Spiritual Journey Through Santería”
Tuesday, October 30, 6:30pm
Tulane University, Jones 100A, Greenleaf Conference Room – sponsored by the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute
Wednesday, October 31, 4:00pm
LSU Baton Rouge – discussion with photography students – sponsored by the LSU Photography Department
Thursday, November 1, 7:00pm
New Orleans Photo Alliance, 1111 St. Mary St – special discussion forum for local photographers.
Héctor Delgado Pérez lives in Havana, Cuba and has been documenting Afro-Cuban religions for two decades. After briefly (very briefly!!) describing the other major Afro-Cuban Religions (Regla de Palo and Abakuá), Delgado will speak about Regla de Ocha (Santería). Using his own photos he will speak about five ceremonies: la misa espiritual (Spiritist Mass), the Cajón a los Muertos (a ceremony that brings down spirits from the past), a Violin to Ochún, Receiving the Necklaces, and the Asiento, various days in initiation of a santero. Delgado will be accompanied by translator Alan West-Durán, a santero and the subject depicted in some of Delgado’s photographs.