"To document a place is one thing, but how do you document a human emotion? Donna Ferrato makes a valiant effort with her new book, Love & Lust... With an autobiographical introduction and intimate images from her own life interspersed, this small but rich book is a personal collection of images of sensuality... Whatever your boundaries, Love & Lust is a courageous and refreshing affirmation of love, sexual and otherwise. Ferrato is only trying to tell us it's all good. It's hard to argue with that." --Photo District News
"Love and Lust is a chronicle of the multitudinous forms of physicality those two words have inspired in the modern world, from orgies to more discreet signs of endearment. The book is less a documentary than an unflinching autobiography." -- American Photo
"Her physical proximity to the subjects creates a genuine feeling of intimacy, which permeates her entire body of work and highlights love's common experience across conflicting social mores. Throughout--whether violent, broken, transgressive, base, ephemeral, elated, quotidian, or eternal--love is present, and Ferrato sees in it, beauty. Without moralizing or patronizing, Ferrato successfully reveals love, in its varied manifestations, as something shared and familiar, ever in motion, and ever reborn." --Photo-Eye
About the Author
Donna Ferrato has won numerous awards for her work: the Crystal Eagle Award for Courage in Journalism from the International Women’s Media Foundation; the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Humanistic Photography; and the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography. Her photographs have been widely published.
She is currently working on a television show about love and sex for women.