14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Hymn of the Desolate

Several girls dressed in black with faces covered, screaming a strange version of the Stabat Mater. This emotional hymn evokes strong feelings, creating a great desire to cry that is appeased only by contemplating the pain of the Desolate Virgin.

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Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Canosa di Puglia, Italy
Copyright: © Thomas Francia