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.