Ceramic Tile Art

One of the things you notice right away in Málaga is an abundance of ceramic tile art, particularly religious images, on the sides of many buildings.

Most of the ones I photographed aren’t from churches but rather from cofradias, the religious organizations in charge of maintaining and carrying the figures and floats during the Holy Week processions. There are something like 40 of these organizations in the city and many of them have their own buildings, built to accomodate the floats which are often too tall to fit in the church doors.

More over on my Flickr.