rom the first days of life to the ultimate journey, ritual lead the life of all the traditional societies in which they underlie the daily and spiritual relationship to the world. With their aesthetic and documentary photographs, Franck Charton, Marc Dozier and Jean-Baptiste Rabouan, show the extraordinary variety of magical practices essential to the community still intimately linked with nature.
Himba fertility dances, Tibetan divination, voodoo trance, peace ceremony of Papua New Guinean, Indian shamanic rituals… all thoses ceremonies without exception, depict the aspirations and questions of humanity facing the challenge of life. Illuminated by the clear texts of Françoise Gründ, doctor of scenology, this anthology of images reveals the evocative, theatrical intelligence and extraordinary depth of the rituals of the world.
Photos: Franck Charton, Marc Dozier and Jean-Baptiste Rabouan
Texts: Françoise Gründ
Hardcover: 190 pages
Publisher: Glénat (October 28, 2009)