SHANNON TAGGART

Education
BFA in Applied Photography
Rochester Institute of Technology

Solo Exhibitions
2016  Lily Dale, SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, Dunkirk, NY
2010  Portraits, Fotofest, New Gallery, Houston, TX
2005  The Spiritualists, Redux Pictures, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2018 Medium, San José Foto Festival, San José, Uruguay
2018 Morbid Anatomy Presents: The Power of Images, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 The Quietus, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
2016 Language of the Birds: Occult and Art, New York University, New York, NY
2014  I:MAGE, Fulgur Esoterica, London, England
2013  Verbal – Somatic – Material, New York University, New York, NY
2013  Rewilderment, MCLA Gallery, North Adams, MA
2013  Real is a Feeling, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
2013  Resurrection, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2007  We Are Witnessing The Dawn of An Unknown Science, Photoworks, Brighton, England
2006  Immaterial World, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004  Concerning the Spiritual in Photography, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
1999  Blind Spot 14: YNOT, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

Collections
Dan Aykroyd
Christian Keesee 

Grants/Awards
2017D. Scott Rogo Award, Parapsychology Foundation
2012  Excellence in Portraiture, Society for News Design
2011  American Photography 27
2009  International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2005  Inge Morath Award Finalist, Magnum Photos
2005  American Photography 21
2002Miami Herald Grant, Eddie Adams Workshop
2002  American Photography 18
2001  PDN’s 30: Young Photographers to Watch
2001  Nikon Shooting Star
1998  Alexia Foundation for World Peace

Books/Catalogues/Features/Reviews (partial)
2017 Death: A Graveside Companion, Thames & Hudson
2015  Basement Vodou, Feature Shoot, November 24
2015  The Spiritualists, TIME LightBox, October
2014  Morbid Anatomy Anthology: Volume 1, Morbid Anatomy Library and Strange Attractor Press
2013  Abraxas International Journal of Esoteric Studies, Issue 4
2013  Mesmerizing Photos from the Largest Spiritualist Community in the World, Huffington Post, November 2
2013  The World’s Hub for Spiritualism in a Tiny New York Town, Slate.com, October 31
2013  Best of the Week, Le Journal de la Photographie, March 19
2013  Who Killed Bambi? – Bloody Good Art, April 22
2013  Fotografare l’invisibile, La Nottata, April 28
2013  Shannon Taggart – Messages, Softpink, June 25
2012  Basement Vodou, CNN.com, September 25
2012  Basement Vodou: Haitian Spirituality in Brooklyn, TIME LightBox, September 25
2010  Shannon Taggart, Feaverish Photography Blog, March 11
2010  Shannon Taggart and the Third Hand, Rebecca Horne Blog, May 12
2009  Basement Voodoo, Yvi Magazine #4
2009  Bang Art #5
2009   Shannon Taggart, Booooooom.com, September 7
2009   The Spiritualists by Shannon Taggart, Camera Obscura, August 21
2009   The Secret Life of Nuns, Zing Magazine, August
2009   A Portfolio of Artists Turning Portraiture on its Head, Tokion, Vol. 3, # 2
2009   Contemporary Photographers- Shannon Taggart, Conscientious, April 6
2008  Spiritualists Photographed by Shannon Taggart, Feature Shoot
2005  Res Magazine
2004  Chip Kidd, Book One, Rizzoli, inside
2004  Blind Spot 23
1999   Blind Spot 14

Lectures/Seminars/Workshops

2017 Liminality, the Paranormal and Michael JacksonFortfest INFO Conference, Baltimore, MD
2016 Photographing Spiritualism, SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, Dunkirk, NY
2016 Photographing Spiritualism, Marion Skidmore Library, Lily Dale, NY
2016 Spiritualism, Popular Culture and the Afterlife of Michael Jackson, with George P. Hansen, Lily Dale, NY
2016 Performing the Invisible: Magic, Meaning and the Medium’s Cabinet, Anatomical Venus FestMorbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Morbid Academy Presents: A Conversation with Shannon Taggart and Mitch Horowitz, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Metaphysical Flesh: Spiritualism, Mediumship, and Ectoplasm, The Way of All Flesh: A CUNY Graduate Center Conference in Collaboration with Morbid Anatomy
2016  Abnormal, Non-Natural, Holy: Michael Jackson as Modern Myth, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2015  An Evening of Ghostly Intimations, Curated by Paul Moakley, Alice Austen House, Staten Island, NY
2015  Why Ectoplasm?, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2015  Spiritualism and Photography, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
2015  Spirit Photography Then and Now, Lily Dale, NY
2015 Why Ectoplasm?, Fortfest INFO Conference, Baltimore, MD
2015  Michael Jackson Betwixt/Between, Fringe New Jersey Conference, Hamilton, NJ
2014  A History of Ectoplasm, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014  Michael Jackson Betwixt/Between, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014  Michael Jackson’s Afterlife, Congress for Curious People: Simulation, Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014  A History of Kirlian Photography, Congress for Curious People: SimulationConey Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014  Photographing Spiritualism, Exploring the Extraordinary Conference VIGettysburg, PA
2014  Artist Talk, The Spence School, New York, NY
2013  Physical Mediumship, Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013  Photographing Spiritualism, Occult Humanities Conference: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions, New York University, New York, NY
2013  Luminations: An Evening of Esoteric Photography, The Swedenborg Society, London, England
2013  Photographing Spiritualism, Congress for Curious People: Spectacular Cultures, Horse Hospital, London, England
2016  Photographing Spiritualism, Reeth, North Yorkshire, England
2013  Physical Mediumship, Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, Exploring the Extraordinary Conference V, York, England
2013  A History of Spirit Photography, Lily Dale, NY
2013  Artist Talk, The Art Director’s Club, New York, NY
2013  Photography and The Invisible: An Illustrated Presentation and Kirlian Photography Experiment,Observatory Room, Brooklyn NY
2012  A History of Ectoplasm, Observatory Room, Brooklyn NY, Artist Talk, The Art Director’s Club, New York, NY
2012  A History of Spirit Photography, Lily Dale, NY
2012  Paranormal Technology, Panel Discussion Moderated by Joanna Ebenstein, The Congress for Curious People: Religion and Spectacle, Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2010  Documenting the Invisible: Spiritualism, Lily Dale, and Talking to the Dead, Observatory Room, Brooklyn NY

Curated Exhibitions
2015  Do the Spirits Return?, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn. NY
2012  The Channeled Art of Stanley Matrunick, Observatory Room, Brooklyn. NY

Curated Programming
2018  The Science of Things Spiritiual: A Symposium in Lily Dale, New York
2017  The Science of Things Spiritiual: A Symposium in Lily Dale, New York
2016  The Science of Things Spiritiual: A Symposium in Lily Dale, New York
2016  An Evening of Ghostly Intimations, collaboration with Paul Moakley, Alice Austen House, Staten Island, New York
2016  Dreams from Another Dimension? An Illustrated Presentation with Dream Researcher Dr. Stanley KrippnerMorbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2015  Madness and Meaning: with Andrew Scull, Author of Madness in CivilizationMorbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2015  Charles Fort and The Forteans that Followed with Doug Skinner, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2015  Demystifying Shamanism with Stanley Krippner, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2015  The Spirit Art Symposium: A Series of  Summer Lectures, Lily Dale, NY
2015  Anomalous Music: A Three Part Series with Doug Skinner, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014  John Dee: A Two Part Series with Doug Skinner and Don Jolly, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014  Spirits and Ghosts I have known and Loved with Stanley Krippner, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014  Pop, the Paranormal and Other Myths We Live: Contemplating the Liminal, Congress for Curious People: Simulation, Coney Island Museum
2014 Technology as Magical Reality, Congress for Curious People: Simulation, Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014  The Spirit Art Symposium: A Series of  Summer Lectures, Lily Dale, NY
2014  Investigating Electronic Voice Phenomena and Instrumental Trans-Communication with Donna Sinclair Hogan, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2014  Scientology: A Modern Religion? with Don Jolly, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013  Dream Telepathy in Brooklyn with Stanley Krippner, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013  Lessons from Mind Control Camp: The American Quest for Super Powers with Suzanne Clores, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013   Considering the Soul with Robert Delfino, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013   Unbelieveable! Investigations from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory with Stacy Horn, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013   The Spirit of Dr. Bindelof with Rosemarie Pilkington, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013   Do Tables Tilt, Turn And Float? Table Levitation Phenomena, 1850-2006 with Walter Meyer zu Erpen, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013   Channeling Elvis? An Automatic Writing Demonstration with Myra Basey, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013  Parapsychology Double Feature! Back-to-Back Presentations with George Hansen, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013  How To Trespass: the Logistics and Ethics of Trespassing with N.D. Austin, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2013  Jungian Hypercrafting Workshop with Shaina Feinberg, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2012  Are We Alone? Planet Mars in the Edwardian Visual and Scientific Imagination with Jennifer Tucker, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2012  Brain on Fire: A Conversation Between a Writer Who Lost Her Mind and a Neuroscientist Who Can’t Believe She Got it Back, with Susannah Cahalan and Carl Schoonover, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY
2012   Kinema Ikon’s Esoteric Underground, Romania 1970-1989 with Ileana Selejan, Observatory Room, Brooklyn, NY