This website features a niche stock photography about the Way of Saint James in Europe, a.k.a. the First European Cultural Itinerary (1987). Also called The Camino, it is a 1200 years old Christian pilgrimage, which has been re-discovered for 20 years by our contemporaries. Pilgrims go by foot, no matter what their religion is, or even if they don't follow a religion at all, and they walk 1200 miles on average from France to Santiago de Compostela in Western Spain, a city nestled by the ocean.
The Camino is a very rich photographic theme. It includes Romanesque and Gothic architecture, medieval fine arts, landscapes, cities, villages, people and more. This portfolio is a first selection out of a 50,000 images stock photo library.
Jean-Pierre Rousset works on both continents as a dual US/French citizen. He has been involved in the restoration of the Roads to Santiago since 1990. In 1995 he became President of La Société Landaise des Amis de Saint-Jacques, which was among the very first non-profit organizations to recreate the Way of Saint James in France.
In 1998, his photographic work led to the registration of the French Camino to the official list of the UNESCO's World Heritage sites. His clients are heritage and cultural magazines, museums, the French Cultural State Agency and UNESCO.
How to quickly find the photos you are looking for in the galleries?
Reach the search box on the top right of the window, then type a keyword in the "image search field", like "bridge", "cathedral", "paris" or "pilgrim" and Go!
Capitals, accents or plural form don't change the result. It will just work the same.
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