PUBLISHER
Atelier Éditions

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 304 pgs / 182 color / 54 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2022 p. 19   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781954957015 TRADE
List Price: $65.00 CDN $83.00 GBP £55.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Museum of Art, 09/16/22–12/04/22

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Shannon Taggart: Séance

Foreword by Dan Aykroyd. Text by Andreas Fischer, J.F. Martel, Tony Oursler, Shannon Taggart.

Shannon Taggart: Séance

Named one of one of Time’s best photobooks of 2019, this portrait of spiritualist communities across the US and Europe is now redesigned with additional archival images

American photographer Shannon Taggart’s fascination with spiritualism, the belief in deceased individuals’ ability to communicate with the living, began during her adolescence when a medium revealed additional information about the circumstances of Taggart’s grandfather’s death. A decade later, Taggart, then a practicing photojournalist, found herself obsessively drawn to Lily Dale, New York—the world’s largest spiritualist community. Her transformative experiences there catalyzed an 18-year odyssey documenting spiritualist communities throughout the world in search of “ectoplasm”—an emanation exorcised from the body of the medium, believed to be both spiritual and material.
Named one of Time’s best photobooks of 2019, and now revisited by Atelier Éditions, Séance offers readers a remarkable series of supernatural photographs exploring spiritualist practices and beliefs within communities found across the US, the UK and Europe. The photos are accompanied by Taggart’s commentary on her experiences, a foreword by Dan Aykroyd, creator of the Ghostbusters franchise and fourth-generation spiritualist, and illustrated essays by Andreas Fischer and Tony Oursler. Atelier Éditions’ reissue also features new commentary by writer and filmmaker J.F. Martel, additional archival images and a new design.
Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Shannon Taggart (born 1975) has contributed to Time, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, Discover, New York, Wall Street Journal and Reader’s Digest. Her first monograph, Séance (Fulgur Press), was published in 2019. She is currently working on an illustrated book about the Society for Research on Rapport and Telekinesis (SORRAT), one of the most exotic cases within the history of psychical research.


Shannon Taggart: Séance

STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/25/2022

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Shannon Taggart: Séance

SHANNON TAGGART: SéANCE

ATELIER ÉDITIONS

ISBN: 9781954957015
USD $65.00
| CAN $83 UK £ 55

Pub Date: 10/25/2022
Forthcoming