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  • Vodou Brooklyn: Five Ceremonies with Mambo Marie Carmel

Vodou Brooklyn: Five Ceremonies with Mambo Marie Carmel

by Stephanie Keith



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. 

Book Review:
"...I have never seen photography as respectful, as transcendent, as perfect as that of Stephanie Keith's..." Patrick BellegardeSmith "This beautiful book is a homage of love. I really admire the partyhard 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

138 pp. Softcover with full color photographs, © 2010

Cat. #: CSP6700  
ISBN #: 9781584326700