Semana Santa in Iztapalapa, Mexico

Holding accreditation is such a privilege. Always in the front row, with the best views, and space for manoeuvre. In Iztapalapa, a notorious neighborhood of Mexico City, the 174th version of Semana Santa is celebrated, with the largest Passion Plays of Mexico. It is only featuring actors from the Iztapalapa district, -more than 2000- preparing for weeks to re-enact all Biblican scenes of the Holy Week. Inhabitants dress up as Nazarenos, people from Nazareth, walking bare feet through the dirty streets, as a form of penitence. Very rewarding to be a photojournalist, with or without medium…