The one who protect us

In 1992 Chinese photographer Lu Nan moved into Chinese Shaanxi province to portray some villages where most of the inhabitants share a strange and exotic belief by Chinese standards: Catholicism. His work was compiled in a book: "On the road, a portrait of Catholicism in China."

Marcos Mijan fascinated by the atmosphere captured in Lu NanĀ“s pictures decides to follow in his footsteps to better understand the beliefs of these people and their way of living.

At a time when Chinese society is plunged into a new market economy, many urbanites are seeking new forms of spirituality, often in rural areas where society is changing much more slowly. The one who protects us is a portrait of Catholicism in China from the perspective of two artists that regard this faith as unaware of its roots but searching for its meaning.