Men in the Mexican town of San Juan de la Vega wield sledgehammers loaded with homemade explosives, in this series of intense photographs by American photographer Thomas Prior.
Part of an annual festival honouring St. John the Baptist, residents take part in the exploding sledgehammer ritual, dodging deadly shrapnel to commemorate a time when the town’s namesake was able to triumph over some gold-stealing bandits! See more images from “Bomba” below, available now through Dashwood Books.
Photographer Nicolas Rivals constructs a series of temporary light installations in various outdoor locations throughout Spain. Photographed at night, the long-exposure shots capture the tension between Rivals’ otherworldly constructions and the natural landscapes. See more images from “La Línea Roja” below.
Macon, Georgia-based gospel quartet The Inspirational Heavily Aires participate in photographer Mo Costello’s latest exhibition, “Max”. Challenging expectation and inviting the audience to fill gaps and silences, Costello attempts to rewrite narratives of addiction and deprivation through a collective staged experience. See more images below.