This is a photo journalism project to document and share altars of conjure or folk magic along with anecdotes, lore, and other tidbits.
Between Hollywood dramatics and general lack of public information, the world of southern folk magic and conjure remains an illusive mystery to most Americans. As a researcher and practitioner of this sometimes misunderstood Christian magical system, my goal is to capture the beauty and soul of this Southern magical practice through photographs and short quips of lore and tradition. I find the various altars of conjure workers to be both breathtakingly beautiful and very revealing of the faith and spiritual dedication that brings about their creation.
I will be traveling to photograph both simple and elaborate altars and shrines tended by both myself and various other conjure workers. They will give a heartfelt and revealing glimpse into the spirituality and faith of these workers whether they are Catholic, Protestant, or came to the practice from a different faith. As you flip through the pages, you can come away with a new understanding of the conjure tradition and maybe even a new respect for those who live their lives constantly with their hearts and souls in both the physical and spiritual worlds.
My project funds will be used toward materials, travel, and other needs during the photographing portion of this project, the process of preparing the photos and information gathered for being turned into a book, and for publishing the book. I am very excited about this project and can't wait until I am able to share the finished project. My planned time line is to have the first run, meaning your rewards, ready to ship out in late January to early February.
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