Island of the Spirits

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Title
Island of the Spirits
Original language
English
Author(s)
Illustrator(s)
  • John Stanmeyer
Publisher
Afterhours Books
ISBN
978-6029750713
Publication date
2008
Subjects
  • culture
  • religion
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                    Ghosts hover everywhere on Bali. At least that is what the inhabitants of this Indonesian island believe, who see their lives as connected with an ‘other world.’ Balinese spiritual culture, a mixture of Hinduism, animism and Islam, was one of the last in the world to have developed in all isolation. Because of that, centuries-old ceremonies and rituals survive down to this day. World Press Photo 2014 Winner, John Stanmeyer, spent five years creating this reportage whilst using a camera known as a Holga. His black & white photographs appear to have been made decades ago, stressing the historicity of the spiritual culture on Bali in deeply-layered ways never seen on Balinese culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF-eb0bu6CE

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