Friday, October 29, 2010

Photographer #150: Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon, 1975, USA, won the discovery award this summer at the Rencontres d'Arles with her series The Innocents, portraits of people that have served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. Her Contraband series consists of 1075 images taken within 4 days at JFK airport of items seized or detained from passengers and express mail entering the US from abroad while she was on site. Taryn has received several awards, had a large amount of solo and group exhibitions and her work is in numerous public collections. The following images come from Contraband, The Innocents and An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar.


1 comment:

helene cyr said...

Taryn's choice of subjects and content are fascinating!