Self-Made Warriors

Informal, documentary-stye street portraits taken during the Sadsad (street dancing) at Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan festival in January 2015. The participants parade through the streets in indigenous costumes, dancing, drumming and chanting, sometimes for days at a time without stopping.

Ati-Atihan in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus) takes place annually in January in Kalibo, Aklan, Western Visayas, Philippines. The festival features dancing and celebrations through the streets of Kalibo which last for many days or even weeks before reaching a climax during the final days. An open-air mass at dawn on the third Sunday is held in front of the cathedral and is followed by more celebration and torch-lit processions lasting into the night. [FULL GALLERY]

Kalibo, Philippines, 17 January, 2015. A participant in the Ati-atihan parade wearing brighly-colored home-made costume made from natural and salvaged materials. Ati-Atihan festival in honor of Santo Niño takes place yearly in Kalibo, Aklan, Western Visayas, Philippines.

Kalibo, Philippines, 17 January, 2015. A participant in the Ati-atihan parade wearing a hand-made-made costume made from natural and salvaged materials. Ati-Atihan festival in honor of Santo Niño takes place yearly in Kalibo, Aklan, Western Visayas, Philippines.

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Le Mas Saint-Jean

The small chapel near the village of Mas Saint-Jean. The building with its graceful stone walls and pitched roof with flat tiles, was built around 1115, when the Earl of March donated the land surrounding the monks Aureil. Many will tell you Joan of Arc came to pray in the chapel during a ride with Jean de Brosse, on her way to battle. Some even say it was her who planted the magnificent lime tree which seems to protect the little building with its gnarled arms. The trunk, some centuries old, has a circumference of more than 7m.

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