David Katzenstein



An intimate portrait of humanity depicting rituals from all over the world

This book is not yet published, but will be available from August 2022.

ISBN: 9783777439372 Category:


These photographs by David Katzenstein emerged from his lifelong artistic journey as a visual chronicler of humanity. His mission led him to travel to many parts of the world to experience other cultures and peoples firsthand, capturing images that relate to the themes he is drawn to. In the process, he came to be fascinated by rituals.

The images were taken in twenty-six countries on six continents between 1982 and 2019 – a span of thirty-seven years. They document humans in the act of performing a wide array of rituals, both religious and secular. Rituals depicted herein include those of animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Shintoism. Folk festivals, military assemblies, and parades are nonreligious rituals found in everyday life. Whether rituals are religious or secular, from his experience, they are all, in some sense, sacred to those who perform them.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 25.4 x 27.9 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 23 August 2022
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by David Katzenstein
Dimensions 25.4 x 27.9 cm
Weight 300 g


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