During the first days of January people in Puerto Rico waits for the festival "Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian", a moment to celebrate culture, music and art. In its beginnings this festival was created by a catholic priest to gather founds for the rehabilitation of the Saint Sebastian Street in Old San Juan and the Saint Joseph Church located in the same street, that's why the festivity was dedicated to Saint Sebastian. Almost sixty-three years later this festival represents for most people in Puerto Rico an opportunity to gather and share with family and friends the Puerto Rican heritage, making it the culmination of the Christmas Season. For more than ten years I've been participating as an artisan, exhibiting and selling my recycled paper art, Artesanias Calichi. At the same time I take my camera with me and capture the essence of my culture, the people, the dancing and my point of view when I'm in the back side of artisan exhibitions.
Here are some pictures I took for this 2017 celebration. Enjoy!