About the photographer

Corinne May Botz's lasting fascination with The Nutshell Studies and the biography of Frances Glessner Lee began when she was an undergraduate at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. After pursuing research and photographing the models for years, Botz published a book on the subject: The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (Monacelli Press, 2004), which includes 130 color photographs and uncovers the life-story of Frances Glessner Lee.

In conjunction with the release of her book, Botz presented the first extensive exhibition of her photographs at the Bellwether Gallery in New York City. She is currently working on a long-term project photographing haunted houses and recording firsthand accounts of ghostly encounters. Botz is also working on a series about individuals with agoraphobia, exploring experiences of space and fear, as well as examining the safety objects that individuals accumulate as a means of coping with these anxieties.

Corinne May Botz has exhibited her photography internationally. Her photographs have been published in New York Magazine, Life, Metropolis, 2wice, Popular Science, and elsewhere. Botz currently is pursuing an MFA at Bard College's Milton Avery School of the Arts.