Photographer Gali Tibbon is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From the project ‘Grabarka – The Forest Of Thousand Of Crosses’. To see Gali ’s body of work, click on any image.
Enclosed by two rivers, Grabarka is hidden in the deep woodland of rural Poland – considered a place of wonders and revelations.
Thousands of Polish Orthodox pilgrims from all over the predominant Catholic state flock the sacred hill every summer the same way for the past 300 years. Not just as an act of religious devotion but as a celebration of cultural identity.
Pilgrims seeking to clean their souls and gain absolution carry votive crosses as they fall to their knees and crawl in an act of penitence.
Atmosphere of mystery engulfs the place as the faithful leave their three-beamed crosses on the hill every year adding to the forest of crosses. The thousands of wooden crosses are left behind as testimonies of their pilgrimage. The crosses vary in size, according to tradition; the size of the cross depends on the size of one’s illness, suffering or thankfulness.
All images and text © Gali Tibbon
By Gali Tibbon
Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations.
We are committed to publishing the human condition, the raw diverse global entanglement, with total impartiality.
Documentary Photography * Fine Art Photography * Street Photography * Portrait Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography * Conceptual Photography * Travel Photography * Candid Photography Underwater Photography * Architectural Photography Urban Photography * Art * Digital Art
Support This Small Independent Magazine
Follow Edge of Humanity Magazine
Not on WordPress?
Don’t Forget to add
to your reader or bookmarks