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Author: Anneke Wambaugh,Claire Garoutte
ISBN: 0822340399
Language: English
Pages: 280 pages
Category: Photography & Video
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (December 12, 2007)
Rating: 4.4
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Crossing the Water : A Photographic Path to the Afro-Cuban Spirit World. A chance encounter led them to the home of Santiago Casta eda Vera, a priest-practitioner of Santer a, Palo Monte, and Espiritismo, a Cuban version of nineteenth-century European Spiritism.

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Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh Santiago is possessed by the Palo spirit, Sarabanda. Changes in facial expression are lightning quick. Leaves, essential to all forms of Palo ritual, appear in abundance. In the galler. rossing The Water. A Path to the Afro-Cuban Spirit World. Featuring: Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh. The Photographic Center Northwest is pleased to present a unique and riveting photographic exhibition, entitled Crossing the Water: A Path to the Afro-Cuban Spirit World, by local photographers and authors Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh.

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Claire Garoutte, Anneke Wambaugh. A chance encounter led them to the home of Santiago Castañeda Vera, a priest-practitioner of Santería, Palo Monte, and Espiritismo, a Cuban version of nineteenth-century European Spiritism. Out of that initial meeting, a unique collaboration developed.

For believers, say Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh, their emotional and aesthetic impact often stems from .

For believers, say Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh, their emotional and aesthetic impact often stems from "an appreciation of what remains completely hidden. Their new photographic ethnography of Santeria, Palo Monte and Espiritismo makes a deeper visual understanding of such images possible for the uninitiated. In 2001, Garoutte and Wambaugh were looking for religious subjects in Santiago de Cuba to photograph, and they accidentally came across Castañeda while waiting in line at a restaurant. When the restaurant ran out of food, the doorman invited them to dine instead with his padrino, or spiritual godfather.

In the summer of 2000, two award-winning photographers, Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh, were researching Afro-Cuban religious practices in Santiago de Cuba, a city on the southeastern coast of Cuba. A chance encounter led them to the home of Santiago Castañeda Vera, a priest-practitioner of Santería, Palo Monte, and Espiritismo, a Cuban version of nineteenth-century European Spiritism. Out of that initial meeting, a unique collaboration developed. Santiago opened his home and many aspects of his spiritual practice to Garoutte and Wambaugh, who returned to his house many times during the next five years, cameras in hand. The result is Crossing the Water, an extraordinary visual record of Afro-Cuban religious experience.

A book of more than 150 striking photographs in both black and white and color, Crossing the Water includes images of elaborate Santería altars and Palo spirit cauldrons, as well as of Santiago and his religious “family” engaged in ritual practices: the feeding of the spirits, spirit possession, and private and collective healing ceremonies. As the charismatic head of a large religious community, Santiago helps his godchildren and others who consult him to cope with physical illness, emotional crises, contentious relationships, legal problems, and the hardships born of day-to-day survival in contemporary Cuba. He draws on the distinct yet intertwined traditions of Santería, Palo Monte, and Espiritismo to foster healing of both mind and body—the three religions form a coherent theological whole for him.

Santiago eventually became Garoutte’s and Wambaugh’s spiritual godfather, and Crossing the Water is informed by their experiences as initiates of Santería and Palo Monte. Their text provides nuanced, clear explanations of the objects and practices depicted in the images. Describing the powerful intensity of human-spirit interactions, and evoking the sights, smells, sounds, and choreography of ritual practice, Crossing the Water takes readers deep inside the intimate world of Afro-Cuban spirituality.

Comments (3)
Jerinovir
This is a book loaded with photos There was a time in a not too distant past that all this was secret and prohibited. There are many images here that are not meant to be seen by the non initiated I am a member of this spititual lineage for Santiago de Cuba,where I was initated in Santeria in 200 in Palma Soriano. When I found this book at Modern Times in San Francisco it was by accident. I saw my godfater's godfather and the singer Saraba'that sang at my initiation The fotos are so extensive so nuanced and textural and precise that I could recall the smells or rum tacacco and blood, the sounds of the Afro cubans and the drums and feel of the muggy heat of the little room crowded with persons and spirits. The book transports me back to there.

The text is a bit antropological and removed form the scene and alienating but at the same time may benefit by being written by "outsiders" (The authors are German and are able to travel to Cuba and engage in such extended research.) At the same time it reveals those writers dedicaiton to the subject and even their love and admiraiton. The Cubans work so hard to accomlplish anything and this includes a huge labor to carry out their devotion and their ritual activity. It is part of their do-or-die, revolucion o muerte relationship to attaining what they need. This is a sub theme of the book and is inspiring to me.

Someday we will american santeros and paleros will be able to visit our spitiual families and to recieve these talented and humble Cubans to our communities and homes here. Until then enjoy Crossing the Water
Anen
This study of the religious practices of a single Santeria priest in Cuba is a phenomenal immersion experience for the reader. The photographs by Anneke Wambaugh, an independent scholar and documentary photographer, and her collaborator, the photographer Claire Garoutte, are stunning. The narrative is immensely readable in spite of being highly informed by the scholarly literature on African and Afro-Cuban art and religion. Wambaugh and Garoutte treat a a culture that is alien to most, and will be disturbing to many, with the utmost respect. This book will appeal to readers who are interested in Cuba, religious rituals, African art, Afro-Cuban art, documentary photography, and participatory research of all kinds.
Kulafyn
A VERY INTERESTING BOOK INTO THE WORLDS OF SANTERIA, PALE MONTE AND ESPIRITISMO AND THE AFRO-CUBAN RELIGIONS