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Testimony of Serpent Handling Hunter Barnes

Testimony of Serpent Handling

Hunter Barnes

Published October 30th 2012
ISBN : 9780956648747
Hardcover
104 pages
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Striking limited edition, black and white study from one of Americas foremost documentary photographers. This work by documentary photographer Hunter Barnes provides a unique and intimate portrait of a small community of Serpent Handlers in WestMoreStriking limited edition, black and white study from one of Americas foremost documentary photographers. This work by documentary photographer Hunter Barnes provides a unique and intimate portrait of a small community of Serpent Handlers in West Virginia. This devout way of life finds its roots in the King James Bible, with followers believing that the literal interpretation of passages of Mark and Luke regarding handling poisonous serpents and drinking lethal poisons is central to their faith. With lyrical reflections accompanying his photographs, Hunters sensitive study brings beauty and understanding to a perhaps misunderstood practice. In recording this slowly diminishing community, this photographic collection also provides a valuable service to the cultural history of the United States. A Testimony of Serpent Handling is a limited, numbered edition of 900.