2017 Photo Contest, People, Stories, 2nd prize

Enfarinat

Photographer

Antonio Gibotta

Agenzia Controluce

28 December, 2016

Each year on 28 December, residents of Ibi in Spain stage a mock military coup, pelting each other with flour and eggs and letting off firecrackers. A group of men, ‘Els Enfarinats’ (The Floured Ones) take control of the town, pronouncing ridiculous laws and fining citizens who infringe them. Another group, ‘La Oposicio’ (The Opposition) tries to restore order. At the end of the day, the fines are donated to charity.

Reputedly 200 years old, the festival was revived in 1981 after long lying dormant.

About

Antonio Gibotta

It's a means of expression. He loves traveling and searching for stories. Foreign cultures make him curious. He often looks, and takes pictures, of the poor and outcast in order ...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/2500
Focal length
24.0 mm
F-Stop
4.0
ISO
500
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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