Believing is Seeing

By  |  February 23, 2015

Artist: Elizabeth Moran

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Project: Record of Cherry Road

Description: “Do we simply see what we believe or do we believe what we see?” This is the question posed by Elizabeth Moran in her series “Record of Cherry Road,” which investigates paranormal activity on her family’s land in Memphis, Tennessee. The project references nineteenth-century “spirit photography” as well as contemporary sightings of supernatural phenomena.

Elizabeth Moran was born in Houston and lives in San Francisco. Her work is preoccupied with unknown or little-understood histories. In addition to photography, Moran’s work often includes text, found objects, audio, and books.

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.