Photography is not usually allowed during Santería ceremonies. However as I came know Alfredo he saw that I was genuinely interested in his beliefs and culture. We agreed that if I took part in a three day initiation ceremony I could take photos as part of our learning about eachother. We had to find common ground for this exchange. As a vegetarian I learned about the sacred place animal sacrifice has in Santería, and his fellow priests came to enjoy taking photos of eachother during the ceremony.