Socorro Mission

After years of studying the outside of the Socorro Mission, I was finally able to make a visit inside a few Sundays ago. This Catholic Church is located in a small community to the east of El Paso, Texas.

The iconography was more visceral than I had anticipated. I was afraid my 6 year old, who freaked out in the San Antonio Museum of Art’s Greek statue room, might be scared by the realistic depictions of the aftermath of violence. But, he seemed more curious than frightened.

There were a couple of classes going on during my visit, so I aimed to make my visit as efficient as possible so as not to disturb parishioners.

I was practicing with the fisheye lens I rented that weekend. It was a bit of a challenge to position myself to get a coherent shot with such an extreme lens!





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