Eye on Texas: Blessing of the Hands in San Antonio

June 2016 Eye on Texas by Scott Ball

Along with San Antonio hospitality workers, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller throws confetti at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church following the annual Blessing of the Hands ceremony in April. The ceremony marks the beginning of the Fiesta San Antonio celebrations. As a photojournalist, I cover a wide variety of events and subjects, but nothing pulls me in quite the way religious rituals do.

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Scott Stephen Ball is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in San Antonio. His work centers around the relationships humans have with religion, native wildlife and the environment in which they live.

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