Photography

Lamb of God

- Nick Matsas

 

Mr. Nick Matsas took a pilgrimage last year to the musty island where his ancestors were born of oily earth, grew strong on feta, and perfected the lie. While there, the girlfriend of one of his cousins was caught in the shade with another man—an unforgivable sin. Lucky Mr. Matsas was allowed to witness the ritualistic punishment that ensued. "I wanted to leave my camera out of it, but I was so struck by the calm on that girls face, crossing the road to certain death," Mr. Matsas reflects, "I knew this was something the world needed to see."