Fall 2003, Vol. 62, No. 3

In This Issue

Patricia C. Phillips, Close Encounters, 3

Thematic Investigation: Photography and the Paranormal

Fall 2003

Paranormal Portfolio, 4

Mark Alice Durant, The Blur of the Otherworldly, 6

Louis Kaplan, Where the Paranoid Meets the Paranormal: Speculations on Spirit Photography, 18

Karl Schoonover, Ectoplasms, Evanescence, and Photography, 30

Alison Ferris, Disembodied Spirits: Spirit Photography and Rachel Whiteread’s Ghost, 44

Jane D. Marsching, Orbs, Blobs, and Glows: Astronauts, UFOs, and Photography, 56


Moira Roth, Rachel Marker and Her Book of Shadows, 66

Shimon Attie, From The Writing on the Wall, Berlin, 1992–93: Projections in Berlin’s Jewish Quarter, 74

Marco Maggi and Linda Weintraub, Constructing and Demolishing: Manual to Settle Sediments, 84


James Elkins on Iconoclash: Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion, and Art, ed. Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel; David Brody on Anthony W. Lee, Picturing Chinatown: Art and Orientalism in San Francisco; Francine Weiss on Kirsten Swinth, Painting Professionals: Women Artists and the Development of Modern American Art, 1870–1930, and Erica E. Hirshler, A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston, 1870–1940; Saul Ostrow on Beauty Matters, ed. Peg Zeglin Brand, Elaine Scarry, On Beauty and Being Just, Joanna Frueh, Monster/Beauty: Building the Body of Love, and Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime