Haunted Houses — an archive of ghost stories. Corinne May Botz’s eerie photography and oral history project in which she photographed and collected oral ghost stories in over eighty “haunted sites” throughout the United States.
She says the series was inspired by turn of the century spirit photographs and Victorian ghost stories written by women as a means of articulating domestic discontents.
I photographed using a large format camera, with exposures often ranging from a few seconds to a few hours. Though the medium of the visible, photography makes the invisible apparent. By collecting extensive evidence of the surface, one becomes aware of what is missing, and a space is provided for the viewer to imagine the invisible.