This series documents the Saint Stephen feast in Ousilhão, Municipality of Vinhais, Portugal. These rituals are of pagan origins, Roman and Celtic. These figures run through the village, enlivening the party with tricks and mischief, spreading chaos between the population and the visitors.
Paulo Monteiro was born June 1963, in S. Miguel, Azores, where he currently lives and works. He has been a photographer since 1985. He has developed long term projects about various subjects, such as popular religiosity, profane festivities, architecture, landscape, Nature, or the world of work.