In this collection of full page spreads (one for every day of the year with photograph and inspiring thought on each), Danielle and Olivier Follmi guide us on an astonishing voyage of discovery that reveals the heart of Latin America. From the high plateaus of the Andes to the Amazonian rain forest, Olivier Follmi has traveled through this vast continent to witness the celebrations, rituals, and customs that represent a unique fusion of Christian and local indigenous traditions. In village after village and day after day, Olivier Follmi discovered new ways of seeing as he sought to understand and capture through photography the intimate connection linking Indian peoples to their ancestral land... each of the 365 photographs is paired with daily wisdom drawn from oral or literary traditions. Danielle Follmi, who was born in El Salvador, oversaw the collection of texts, which include traditional indigenous sources as well as the great works of Latin American literature and its Nobel Prize laureates. On the border of myth and experience, Revelations brings to life the mosaic of remarkable landscapes, peoples, and voices that embodies Latin America's wisdom, art, and spirituality.
Danielle and Olivier Follmi live in the Alps and Himalayas with their four adopted Tibetan children. Olivier, a world-winning photographer, and Danielle, a physician, have written numerous books together.