Donna Ferrato is an internationally-renowned documentary photographer. Her gifts for exploration, illumination, and documentation, coupled with a commitment to revealing the darker sides of humanity, have made her a giant in the medium.
She has published four books, including Living with the Enemy and Love & Lust.
Donna founded a non-profit called Domestic Abuse Awareness which she ran for over a decade, and in 2014 launched a campaign called I Am Unbeatable, which features women who have left their abusers.
The new book, Holy, showcases Ferrato’s fierce devotion to uncovering the complicated truth about women’s lives, breaking with the traditional documentary approach and embracing non-objective journalism, where documentation, opinion, and immersion come together to tell her story over five decades.
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Over the last 50 years, I’ve been driven to photograph the wisdom and courage of women: their mentality, their sexuality, their emotionality, their spirituality.
Holy is the most important book I have ever done. It’s about the unleashed power of women. What women have gained over the last 50 years. The hard-won freedom that women are losing. Why every woman’s autonomy is sacrosanct.
No expense has been spared. My writing, my thoughts, my feelings are all immersed in this book. Each page is handmade and captured by the finest duotone. Each edge is engine red. Each caption is handwritten. It’s a true labor of love—about love—and the unassailable Mother of God-given rights of each and every woman.
Book Specs: Trim Size: 8 x 10-1/2 // Page Count: 176 // ISBN: 9781576879108 // 2021. Available here.