Tools of Belief.
Photography by Anoushka Van Velzen.
Episode Publishers, The Netherlands, 2008. 120 pp., 132 color illustrations., 4½x7".
Over a period of several years, Dutch photographer and graphic designer Anoushka van Velzen visited a series of places in Europe where devout believers have had visions of the Virgin Mary: Lourdes, Fatima, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Cough Patrick. Tools of Belief is a moving and profound selection of 135 lush, socio-documentary images of these holy places, places where miracles happen, where the desperate go to be healed and the zealous go to reinforce their beliefs. With and introduction by art historian-clergyman Reverend Dr. Antoine Bodar.
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