From Gabriel H. Sanchez’s interview with Frances F. Denny for BuzzFeed News:
Witches have long been portrayed in popular culture as dark and sinister beings — often with warted noses, green skin, and shrill voices that can make your blood curdle. But for photographer Frances F. Denny, the word “witch” carries a more relatable and cordial connotation.
For her portrait series Major Arcana: Witches in America, Denny traveled from coast to coast to track down people who identify as witches. What she discovered goes far beyond the cultural stereotypes of how witches are often represented. Denny spoke with BuzzFeed News about her experience meeting these witches and shared with us a selection of portraits that help shatter the stereotypes of witches today.