From Aline Smithson’s article at Lenscratch:
As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, I thought it a good time to shine a flashlight on a project about a community that is chronically mimicked in annual Halloween candy collecting, with pointy black hats, capes, and the occasional black cat in tow. Photographic artist, Frances F. Denny examines the real thing in her project, Major Arcana: Witches in America. After discovering a personal, century’s-old connection to this community, she set out to understand contemporary incarnations, finding a complex spectrum of individual approaches to the practice and the persona. This series of portraits also considers the parallels between feminism and sorcerery.