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Taryn Simon: The Innocents

at Guild Hall | Sat Jun 17 - Sun Jul 30

Location

Guild Hall

158 Main Street
East Hampton - 11937 (Map)
Tel: 631-324-0806
Contact Name: Barbara Jo Howard
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Date & Time

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Cost: Free Event
Description

The Innocents (2002), an early and influential work by Taryn Simon, documents the stories of individuals who served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. At issue is the question of photography's function as credible witness and arbiter of justice. First exhibited at MoMA PS1 in 2003, the work is being re-presented at an historical moment when the lines between truth and falsehood are being continuously manipulated and redrawn. In her photographs, text and film, Simon confronts photography's ability to blur fact and fiction--- an ambiguity that can have severe, even lethal consequences. The exhibition coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal organization that works to reform the criminal justice system.