Ghost Photos Exhibition

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will be having a new exhibition looks at how photography was used by those attempting to capture evidence of the paranormal. “The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult” opened Tuesday and runs through 31/12/2005.

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The exhibition features about 120 photographs from collections all over the world, and arrives in New York after a showing in Paris. Most of the images date from about the 1860s until World War II, a period when people were greatly interested in spiritualism and the paranormal. Using photography to document any images or incidents became a popular way of trying to get proof

The show is divided into three sections. The first features images of “ghosts” or “spirits,” while the second section has photographs about mediums and their seances. The third sections looks at pictures of what people thought were the vital life forces emanating from human beings.

For more information please visit Metropolitan Museum of Art

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