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The Perfect Medium - Photography and the Occult

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Clément Chéroux, Pierre Apraxine, Andreas Fischer, Denis Canguilhem, Sophie Schmit

The Perfect Medium - Photography and the Occult
Presented by Helga Härenstam

This book is a beautiful collection of images that deals with belief, reliability and photography. It´s mostly old photographs in which people have been trying to document the supernatural with the strange new invention: The camera. I also see these images as a way of dealing with death & the loss of lost friends and family- the photographs were "proves", something to hang on to in times of war and grief, a dream or wish that the that these people haven't really disappeared.

by Clément Chéroux, Pierre Apraxine, Andreas Fischer, Denis Canguilhem, Sophie Schmit, Crista Cloutier (Contributor), Stephen E. Braude (Contributor)
Yale University Press 2005