From David Cifarelli’s story for WBZ NewsRadio:

The Peabody Essex Museum is featuring an exhibit of modern-day witches just in time for Halloween in the Witch City.

The exhibit, entitled “Arcana: Portraits of Witches in America, 13 Photographs of Modern-Day Witches,” features prints from New York photographer Frances F. Denny.

Denny is related to a judge from the Salem Witch Trials as well as a woman who was accused of being a witch during that time. For the project, Denny photographed more than 75 people from around the country who self-identify as a witch.

Each of the photographs is accompanied by quotes from the witch in the picture. The purpose was to provide a contemporary understanding of witches and witchcraft as opposed to the 17th century understanding.

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Browse the series “Major Arcana: Witches in America” at ClampArt
Browse all of Frances F. Denny’s work at ClampArt