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Occult Photos

Occult Photos


Opening later this month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is an exhibit titled The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult. Today's New York Times previews the show and profiles one of its curators. The exhibit's 120 images (pictured is a 1912 image of the medium Eva C.) are "by turns spooky, beautiful, disturbing and hilarious," writes Randy Kennedy, who also notes that they provide a visual record of cons and frauds that took place during the Spiritualism movement.View(1) the slide show/Read(2) the article (requires free registration).

1. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2005/08/31/arts/20050904_KENN_SLIDESHOW_1.html
2. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/04/arts/design/04kenn.html

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