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Twenty-five thousand Swazi virgins dance for the Queen Mother. In Spain, people who have had near-death experiences ride in open coffins and thank Santa Marta for their lives. Half-a-million Bolivians pray to Mother Earth and the Virgin Mary for cell phones, sewing machines, televisions, and Tudor houses. Polish girls float wreaths of wildflowers on the river. Berber divorcées invite Moroccan shepherds to marry them. In Thailand, an entire city honors the women who saved their ancestors from invaders. Couples from across the world race over obstacles in Finland’s World Wife Carrying Championships. In China, seafaring families ride in boats as a tribute to the Goddess of the Fishermen. And in the United States, women represent each of the fifty states in a competition for the famed title, Miss America.

In Celebrating Women, photographer Paola Gianturco trains her eye on the world’s most vibrant festivals that honor women as goddesses, warriors, lovers, healers, and athletes, among many other roles. These moving celebrations, idiosyncratic to their indigenous roots, take the form of parades, parties, competitions, and religious ceremonies. Gianturco spent five years photographing seventeen festivals in fifteen countries across five continents. Collected for the first time ever in a single edition, Gianturco provides insightful text describing the specific occasions and detailing their historic and cultural significance, culled from her extensive interviews with musicians, dancers, vendors, mask makers, costume designers, journalists, priests, governors, and spectators—not to mention a bona fide princess and king.

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"Celebrating Women" is a journey in pictures and words through the world's most vibrant festivals that honor women as goddesses, warriors, lovers, athletes, and healers, among many other roles. Gianturco's warm and wonderful photographs and stories span five years, covering 17 festivals in 15 countries across five continents. 1-57687-229-7$49.95 / powerHouse Books

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ISBN:
9781576872291
Author:
Gianturco, Paola
Publisher:
powerHouse Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Festivals
Subject:
Photography of women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
vyp. 461
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.28x8.64x.97 in. 2.62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Celebrating Women" is a journey in pictures and words through the world's most vibrant festivals that honor women as goddesses, warriors, lovers, athletes, and healers, among many other roles. Gianturco's warm and wonderful photographs and stories span five years, covering 17 festivals in 15 countries across five continents. 1-57687-229-7$49.95 / powerHouse Books
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