Tribe of Women: A Photojournalist Chronicles the Lives of Her Sisters Around the Globe

Tribe of Women: A Photojournalist Chronicles the Lives of Her Sisters Around the Globe

by Connie Bickman
     
 

Connie Bickman has spent over a decade documenting, in photographs and writing, the personal stories of women of every creed, color, language, and class. Tribe of Women collects the best of her work. Bickman’s travels have taken her down the Amazon on a boat and up the Great Pyramid of Cheops. From the Muslim woman who risked her life in letting her picture

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Connie Bickman has spent over a decade documenting, in photographs and writing, the personal stories of women of every creed, color, language, and class. Tribe of Women collects the best of her work. Bickman’s travels have taken her down the Amazon on a boat and up the Great Pyramid of Cheops. From the Muslim woman who risked her life in letting her picture be taken (only her eyes showed through the opening in her veil), to the clay-covered Nomadic woman in Namibia carrying a goat like a cloak, to the young girls around the village of Medugorje, where the Madonna is alive to the faithful, Bickman’s subjects share the bond of humanity and service — service to their families, their communities, and their gods. Tribe of Women invites the reader to discover these women and their worlds through the lens and pen of a generous observer. Includes 200 full-color photographs.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
For students of anthropology, sociology, photojournalism, or women's studies, this book will be a must-read of the highest caliber. Students will appreciate teachers who share the work in classes;photos and text could be incorporated easily into geography, world religion, dress, and world cultures, creative writing, or art classes. In a marvelously colorful volume, Bickman chronicles her spiritual journey around the world with journal entries, explanatory text, and illustrative photographs. Sidebars boast quotations, facts, and glossaries, and marginalia portrays ticket stubs, postage stamps, or passport stamps. The author enables readers to communicate vicariously with women whose oral languages are foreign, to explore rarely touched regions of the globe, and to see women whose lives are so different that they might be unfamiliar with the existence of cameras. Of her journey Bickman says, "The women I met and photographed taught me to honor and respect the beliefs and disbeliefs, the differences and indifferences of other nations,... women,... people." This book conveys respect as it honors the women whom the author encountered. Striking photographs make every page a gift. This reviewer's middle school English students will be using them as writing prompts throughout the year. High school and adult readers might devour the book cover-to-cover, but it is designed to be reader-friendly to those dipping in to sample sections. Celebrate humanity by including Bickman's chronicle on library classroom shelves, and place a copy on the coffee table at home. Photos. VOYA CODES:5Q 4P M J S A/YA (Hard to imagine it being any better written;Broad general YA appeal;Middle School, defined as grades6 to 8;Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9;Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12;Adult and Young Adult). 2001, New World Library, 160p, $24.95. Ages 11 to Adult. Reviewer:Cynthia L. Blinn—VOYA, December 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577311300
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.68(d)

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