Two spectacular photos of the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. Consisting of a hill bristling with hundreds of thousands of crosses of every size and design, it is a powerful testament to religious devotion - where pilgrims descend to plead with Jesus for miracles.The tradition of leaving crosses began after an uprising against the Russian tsar was put down in 1831.
" Moriyama’s photography is indeed provocative, both for the form it takes (dirty, blurry, overexposed, or scratched) and for its content. The viewer’s experience of the photo—whether it captures a place, a person, a situation, or an atmosphere—is the central thrust in his work, which vividly and directly conveys the artist’s emotions. The approximately 200 black-and-white images sketch out an original perspective on Japanese society, especially during the period from the 1950s to the ‘70s, although the artist himself chose to conclude this selection with a number of photos shot in the past decade. An outstanding summary of the best projects Moriyama has pursued, in a richly printed volume."