From an interview with the artist, Pierre Gonnord:
The people I decide to meet and photograph are often from traditional cultures and their relationship to the camera is very special, for reason of faith and social origins… They have had little experience with portraiture and have an immense respect for the images. Pictures often mark important events – birth, first communion, marriage, and death. Photography still remains for them a ritual in which one gives a lot; it takes the soul on the road.
More portraits here.
(Image: Pierre Gonnord, Senen, 2009. Courtesy Pierre Gonnord/ Hasted Kraeutler, New York, and Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid.)