YOGA The Secret of Life
Francesco Mastalia has traveled the world photographing tribal, religious, spiritual, and indigenous people. His first book DREADS published by Workman Artisan is a photo-documentary on the history of dreadlocks. With travels to Ethiopia, Kenya, Angola, Namibia, Senegal, India, Japan, New Zealand, Jamaica and throughout the United States. DREADS now in its eighth printing and includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker.
His second monograph, “ORGANIC” Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley, published by powerHouse Books, documents the Hudson Valley’s organic sustainable food movement. The portraits of the farmers and chefs were photographed using the wet-collodion process, a photographic technique developed in the 1850s. Works from ORGANIC are included in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.
YOGA The Secret of Life, published by powerHouse Books, is his latest monograph about the spiritual and physical journey of yoga. Through photographs and text this fine art book explores the personal experiences of 108 of today’s leading practitioners and how this ancient practice has transformed their mind, body, and spirit.
YOGA The Secret of Life is included on Elizabeth Avedon's list of Best Photography Books of 2017.