While traveling through Europe, Belgian photographer Alice Smeets created a series of work that captures the modern practices of Wicca and Druidism. Both of these religions often believe in the energy that surrounds us, witchcraft, and magic. Smeets photographed witchcraft workshops and neopagan rituals at locations such as Stonehenge and documented the religious artifacts that these practicing subjects use. From walls of pentagram pendants, to elaborate herb collections, Smeets provides an extensive view into an otherwise unknown religion and the people who practice it. Both visually intriguing and spiritually captivating, “Modern Witchcraft” draws on society’s perceptions of witchcraft and uses it to emphasize the very real practices that occur all over the world.
text by Canbra Hodsdon