"A deeply personal book, Holy embodies Ferrrato’s fierce, unflinching devotion to uncovering the complicated truth about women’s lives. Her searing images... reveal women’s bodies in all their monstrous glory–even her own. From battered women and activists, to migrant workers and swingers, the stories told through these photographs will mobilize you, whether you are cis or trans, young or old, butch or femme. Human survival depends on women. Holy is Ferrato’s call to action to embrace your instincts, desires, brainpower, and strength."
"It is a ferocious, 176-page collection of her most blistering photography, annotated with handwritten notes and blood-red splashes of colour (a visual representation, she says, of a “woman’s heart”). It’s proof that, even at 71, Ferrato is still as radical, spirited and valorous as she’s always been – and a rebel to her bones."
– Dominique Sisley, AnOther
“'That’s the power of photography: to provoke people and show what’s going on.'”
– Guy Lane, The Guardian
"This Winter's Best Coffee Table Books 2020"
– Allison Schaller, Vanity Fair
"...Holy showcases Ferrato’s fierce devotion to uncovering the complicated truth about women’s lives, breaking with the traditional documentary approach and embracing non-objective journalism, where documentation, opinion, and immersion come together to tell her story over five decades."
"Her images, broadly speaking, show women's survival within battles against the patriarchy. They delineate what they're fighting for in those battles – from the boardroom to the bedroom, from the sexual revolution of the '60s to the #metoo era of today."
– Emily Gosling, Creative Boom
"I am here to tell you that Ferrato’s photos have the ability to sear into the recesses of your mind. And by doing so, they give a lasting voice to the stories of the people she has photographed. In short, they are indeed heard."
– Kenneth Dickerman, Washington Post
"The present book brings another surprise to those who doubt the power of women. ... It’s a raw and poetic way to pay tribute to the women [Ferrato] has defended all her life."
– Laurence Cornet, Blind Magazine
"Possessed with an unflinching eye and a compassionate soul, Ferrato use[s] photography to speak truth to power, addressing issues of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, sex work, sexuality, gender identity, healthcare, abortion, childbirth, childcare, family, and community."
– Miss Rosen, Huck Magazine
"Fearlessly confronting once taboo issues like sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex work, Ferrato recognizes photography as a tool to speak truth to power and testify to not only the tragedies and traumas befalling women but the victories that achieve against the odds."
– Miss Rosen, Feature Shoot
"Ferrato’s style is stark, open, guileless. ... There is none of the technicolor seediness of Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, the brooding menace of Larry Clark’s Tulsa or the subtle theatrical feminism evident in Cindy Sherman’s work. Let’s say more Sam Peckinpah than Hitchcock."
– Madhu Joseph-John, PhotoBook Journal