On the occasion of the Procession of the Mysteries, which will finally return to the streets of Trapani on Friday 15 April after two years of suspension due to Covid, the collateral events to the procession itself multiply in the territory with exhibitions and cultural exhibitions almost as an introduction to the many tourists and visitors who already flock to our territory.
One of these events concerns a photographic exhibition organized by the institution 122 Ricami Art Boutique which organized for the first time in Trapani a photographic exhibition entitled "The Mysteries of Trapani - the passion seen through the eyes of the great photographers of Magnum Photos" and collects fourteen shots of some photographers of one of the most important photographic agencies in the world which for 75 years has brought together the best photographers in the world by organizing exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
The photos taken by photographers Ferdinando Scianna, Bruno Barbey, Cristina Garcia Rodero and Leonard Freed tell through images the story of one of the most evocative Holy Week rites from the 1950s to today and the public will be able to admire them from 15 April to 31 May in the space exhibition of Corso Vittorio Emanuele 127 in Trapani.
During the exhibition, on 6 May, again in the same location in the historic center, there will be a conference by Cristina Garcia Rodero entitled "Photography and religious rites in the world" even if the Procession of the Mysteries will have an important place in the story. , because the photographers of Magnum Photos have always been fascinated by the Trapani Good Friday Procession, which more than other rites manages to give unique and authentic emotions, since it is the only moment in which the whole Trapani community unites in a single story that is that of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.
Other events that we like to point out are “Handkerchiefs and ciaccole”, an exhibition to tell the story of the most characteristic relics of the mystery tradition, precisely the ciaccole, which mark the times of the annacate of the statuary groups.
Finally, there is also a philatelic exhibition that will be exhibited in the former telegram room of the central office of Trapani of the Italian Post Office.