Peer behind the curtain and journey into Voodoo's hidden world. A forbidden and often misunderstood subject, Voodoo has never before been photographically depicted in this way. The people and the spirits of Voodoo are creatively conjured in 69 photos from world-renowned photographer Justice Howard, coupled with the insightful words of Voodoo Queen Bloody Mary. Subjects include Papa Legba, gatekeeper of the crossroads, and the revered priestess Marie Laveau. See the realities behind Voodoo dolls and meet graveyard rulers Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte. Voodoo priestess Bloody Mary shares intriguing background information for each of the concepts and explains the meaning of ritual items, from food offerings to libation to the misconceptions of animal sacrifice.
Howard has been called the "edgy Annie Liebovitz.” Internationally acclaimed for her works in over 25 countries, with several anthologies and successful art gallery exhibitions, she has proven herself as a force to be reckoned with. -