Five Ceremonies with Mambo Marie Carmel
This book is an intimate portrayal of a Haitian immigrant Vodou priestess. Color photographs and text document the young Mambo presiding over five distinct Vodou ceremonies held in one year in a single basement in Brooklyn, NY. By focusing on what happens in this transformed basement, the reader becomes personally involved with the people of this community through seeing them from ceremony to ceremony.
"...I have never seen photography as respectful, as transcendent, as perfect as that of Stephanie Keith's..." Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
"This beautiful book is a homage of love. I really admire the party-hard vibrancy of the images. Vodou Brooklyn beautifully captures the "gangans" (elegance) of Mambo Marie Carmel's ceremonies."
Donald J. Cosentino, Ph.D.
Click here to watch Stephanie's interview on Speaking of Faith
08/16/2010, 138pp, Full color photographs by Stephanie Keith, Paperback
Catalog number: CSP5662
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