© Patricia Cardet

The art of the faith

Throughout the ages, in every corner of the world, in the tiniest hamlet, in the hugest megacity, we find expressions of faith, of religion. Is this a genetically determined characteristic of the human being? Maybe historians, ethnologists, geneticists will find once the answer to this question. As a photographer, I just enjoy capturing the multiplicity of the religious expression: naive, artful, didactic, humble, ostentatious...

  1. f/4
  2. 1/30 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 125

Guimarães , Stations of the Cross

  1. f/4
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 125

Guimarães, Stations of the Cross

  1. f/2.8
  2. 1/40 sec
  3. 7.9mm
  4. ISO 100

Nossa Senhora das Sete Dores

  1. f/4
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 125

Guimarães, Stations of the Cross

  1. f/3.2
  2. 1/50 sec
  3. 9.2mm
  4. ISO 100

Cherub – Igreja Matriz de Esposende

  1. f/2.8
  2. 1/60 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 125

Cherub – Castro do Pópulo

  1. f/11
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 125

Angel

  1. f/3.2
  2. 1/50 sec
  3. 10.7mm
  4. ISO 100

Weighing the souls, Sé de Braga,

  1. f/3.2
  2. 1/50 sec
  3. 10.7mm
  4. ISO 100

Inferno, Sé de Braga, Portugal

  1. f/3.2
  2. 1/50 sec
  3. 10.7mm
  4. ISO 100

Heaven

  1. f/4.5
  2. 1/50 sec
  3. 18.7mm
  4. ISO 160

Who is this interloper?

  1. f/3.2
  2. 1/80 sec
  3. 9.2mm
  4. ISO 100

Virgin – Castro do Pópulo, Portugal

  1. f/5
  2. 1/8 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 100

Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, Portugal

  1. f/32
  2. 4/5 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 100

Kanmangafuchi Abyss, Nikkō

  1. f/2.8
  2. 1 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 200

Catedral de Zamora, Spain

  1. f/2.8
  2. 1 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 100

Catedral de Zamora, Spain

  1. f/4.5
  2. 1 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 100

Catedral de Zamora, Spain

  1. f/3.5
  2. 1/250 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 100

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  1. f/10
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 100mm
  4. ISO 125

Procession, Castro do Pópulo, Portugal