Whether you believe in the paranormal or don’t, Shannon Taggart’s book is fascinating and the photos are haunting!
A combination of art, journalism and anthropology, Taggart’s images reflect a kind of serendipity with the camera.
In her work, there’s also a sort of meta echo of photography’s role in Spiritualism, with the red light of a séance appearing similar to the red illumination of a dark room, with images materializing in both.
Her work fits neatly into a lineage of other attempts to bridge the physical and spiritual worlds
Between the real and its representation is an unseen world that photographer Shannon Taggart has learned to capture with her camera.
She presents a world where belief and unbelief are radically mediated by technology — and raises the possibility that in the age of omnipresent electronic image what is “true” may be a much harder debate than the skeptics suppose.
Haunting photos from the world’s largest spiritualist community