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Photographer to explore spiritualistic photography at incubator program
Friday, October 14, 2016

Photographer to explore spiritualistic photography at incubator program

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Professional photographer Shannon Taggart will discuss her creative work in spiritualistic photography as well as business aspects of her profession, including her perspective as a small business owner, at a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Fredonia Technology Incubator.

“I look forward to talking about how I balance self-assigned creative projects with commissioned commercial assignments, and explaining how each aspect plays an important part in my professional career in photography,” states Taggart. “I am looking forward to this opportunity to have a discussion with entrepreneurs and artisans.”

Taggart’s images, which have been exhibited and featured internationally, have appeared in Time, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, Discover and many other publications.

She will be joined at the incubator presentation by mediums from Lily Dale Assembly, which she began photographing in 2001. Taggart is a photographer and artist-in-residence at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, and received a B.F.A. in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology.

“The Taggart collection is very unique and Halloween is an ideal time to feature her work,” said Monica Kemp, incubator program manager. “Featuring talented artists at the incubator who discuss the business side of their creative endeavors provides a valuable opportunity for the community, campus and our business clients.”

A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Taggart’s lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations can be placed at The link is also available on the incubator’s homepage.

Photographs of the world’s largest spiritualist community from two of Taggart’s series are on display in “A Portrait of Lily Dale” and “Physical Mediumship” at the incubator’s art gallery through Dec. 16. The gallery is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibit was installed by Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery Director Barbara Räcker, who oversees the incubator’s gallery. Those who want more information regarding the exhibit or to arrange a facility tour are encouraged to contact Ms. Kemp at or (716) 680-6009.
The incubator promotes economic growth in Western New York by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures.

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