I was fortunate to have lived in Europe for nearly 5 years, with the majority of that time spent living in Spain. In the city of Valencia, there is a holiday called Las Fallas. It is a multi sensory celebration in honor of St. Joseph.
The women depicted here are representatives of their particular neighborhood. The colors, ornamentation, beauty, sense of pride, and for some nervousness, were all things I couldn't pass up trying to capture.