Tue Sep 25 – Shannon Taggart – Spirit Photography

Shannon Taggart will discuss the history of spirit photography, as well as spiritualism, the paranormal, ectoplasm and what she found photographing mediums and séances for the past 17 years.

Shannon Taggart is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her photographs have been exhibited and featured internationally, including within the publications TIME, New York Times Magazine, Discover, and Newsweek. Her work has been recognized by Nikon, Magnum Photos, American Photography and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. From 2014 – 2016, she was Scholar and Artist-in-Residence at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in New York. Her 2001-2018 photographic project on Spiritualism, SÉANCE, will be published by Fulgur Press in July 2019.


TWITTER: @seance_book

The medium Eva C. with materialization of a women’s face, Albert Von Schrenck-Notzing, 1911, Courtesy Institute für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg im Breisgau.

Physical medium Kai Muegge with ectoplasm (materialization of a man’s face), Cassadaga, NY, 2013.

Dorothy with a purple orb that she interprets as her deceased husband Bob’s presence,
Lily Dale, New York, 2001

Medium Kevin Lawrenson does a spiritual healing, Montcabirol Center for Physical Mediumship, Mirepoix, France, 2014

Physical medium Gordon Garforth with enlarged hand, Arthur Findlay College, Stansted,
England, 2013

Physical medium Gordon Garforth in trance / Photograph of his great-grandfather, York, England, 2013

Medium Sharon Harvey’s spirit guide asks to be photographed, Enfield, England, 2013

Smoke scrying Reeth, England, 2013

Orb hunting with cameras, after praying for orbs to appear, Sette Fratelli Mountains, Sardinia, Italy, 2015

Water scrying experiment, Liverpool, England, 2013

Experiment at Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scotland, 2012

Smoke scrying experiment with medium Susan Barnes, Arthur Findlay College, Stansted,
England, 2016

The most haunted hallway in Lily Dale, Lily Dale, NY, 2012.