Jesus Christ, king of burgers

Article published on Aug. 21, 2006
From the magazine
Article published on Aug. 21, 2006
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, July de 2006.

Visiting Tenerife in July, I bumped into this crucifix and could not believe my eyes. After 2006 years of adulation, Jesus Christ has now become the king of burgers. I couldn’t resist the impulse to capture this grotesque sight. Not that it affected me directly because I’m not a Christian. But the owners of the fast food restaurant could have left this wall bare. It seems not only that greed – the power of money – directed their actions but also by pride: It’s as if they wanted to say ‘this wall belongs to me and can do what I want with it’. Forgive me lord for I have sinned?

Ángel Aranzana Haro, 43 years old, driver (Valladolid - Spain)