The Media of Mediumship
Encountering the Material Culture of Modern Occultism in Britain's Science, Technology, and Magic Collections
Encountering the Material Culture of Modern Occultism in Britain's Science, Technology, and Magic Collections

[PAST EVENT] ‘Spiritualism, Photography and the Search for Ectoplasm’, Shannon Taggart

30 June 2021, 6–7 pm | Digital Lecture

In this talk, award-winning photographer Shannon Taggart discusses the history of spirit photography and its influence on her own documentary work with the Lily Dale Spiritualist Assembly, recently published in her Fulgur Press book Séance. An artist based in St. Paul, MN, Taggart’s photographs explore the intersection between photography, and the representation of belief. Her work has been exhibited and featured internationally, including within the publications TIME, New York Times Magazine, Discover, and Newsweek. It has been recognized by Nikon, Magnum Photos and the Inge Morath Foundation, American Photography and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. Taggart’s monograph, SÉANCE, was listed as one of TIME magazine’s ‘Best Photobooks of 2019.

A recording of this event is now available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWr_4I8Gvw4&ab_channel=TheMediaofMediumship.

‘Table-tipping workshop with mediums Reverend Jane and Chris Howarth’, Shannon Taggart. Erie, Pennsylvania, 2014. Archival Ink Jet Print, 20 in. x 30 in. © Shannon Taggart

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