Daughters of Magic

@ Fritz, Johanna-Maria



Presentation by Hartmann Books: 

" Mihaela Minca is the most powerful witch of Romania. The profession has a tradition in Mihaela's family, her mother and grandmother were witches already.

Today she runs a flourishing international business together with her daughters and her daughter-in-law: From love spells to curses the witches have everything on offer, they receive inquiries from all over the world via the Internet.

Nevertheless, magic and predicting the future is not only the profession of these women. They are not a mere business, not a staging. Here, in this Roma family and their closely knit community in Southeastern Europe, magic and mysticism are a natural part of life. The witches' craft is also an expression of female strength within an everyday culture shaped by men.

For Daughters of Magic Johanna-Maria Fritz accompanied Mihaela Minca and her family for a year and a half and captured the lives of these modern witches in sensitive, yet powerful images. "

Text by Delaine Le Bas in English only.

60 pages - Velvet hardcover

Hartmann Books, 2020

Format : 28 x 28 cm

New - Mint condition

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Fritz, Johanna-Maria

Johanna-Maria Fritz is a German documentary photographer and photo-journalist, member of the agency "Ostkreuz  - Agentur der Fotografen". Based in Berlin, her work however revolves around the Middle-East region. Her work has been published extensively in the European press, newpapers and magazines, and she has already received several awards, such as the Inge Morath Prize and the German Peace Prize for Photography. In 2020, she publishes her first photobook "Daughters of Magic" with Hartmann Books, about a family of witches in Romania. As a member of the Ostkreuz agency, her work is also featured in the catalogue (and travelling exhibition) "Kontinent - Auf der Suche Nach Europa" / "Continent - In Search of Europe", also published with Hartmann in 2020. © Portrait (uncredited) taken from the website STEYPA Photo
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