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Vodou: Visions and Voices of Haiti
Now Back in Print!Eighty-plus brilliant color photographs are accompanied by captions and essays from experts of Voodoo, or VODOU, the dazzlingly symbolic spiritual tradition. Photographer Phyllis Galembo shows us the human and divine faces and voices of real Haitian Vodou in a beautiful, personal, and intimate document of a fascinating and deeply misunderstood religion.Re ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Ten Speed Press
(first published 1998)
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Whilst the text is informative, it's perhaps more of an introduction or refresher course. The real beauty lies in the pictures, which are at time stunning for the mundane reality they portray. Like a camera capturing a mass, it is perhaps shocking to an observer how little happens in religious culture unless one if personally invested in the ritual and material culture.