The Innocents
Photographs and Interviews by Taryn Simon
Case Profiles by The Innocence Project



The Innocents exhibition of the portraits featured on the book cover, and interviews with the wrongfully convicted. This exhibition will tour to education and museum venues nationally through 2005.

In The Innocents, photographer Taryn Simon brings us face-to-face with individuals falsely accused and convicted. While mugshots and photoarrays are used to condemn and imprison these innocents, Simon has turned the camera around to document these victims of mistaken identity and perverted justice. Through Simonís interviews with each, and case studies by leading attorneys Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck, featured on the accompanying wall labels, the men and women confront the paradox of innocence and imprisonment, the inability to recover the years stolen from them, and the statesí unconscionable refusal to compensate them or ease their traumatic transition to civilian life.

The Innocents is organized in conjunction with the Innocence Project, an organization which has used DNA testing to free over 100 people from long-term or death penalty sentences. Taryn Simonís work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair among other magazines. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001 and has exhibited internationally.

This exhibition will tour to venues nationally through 2010.

EXHIBITION FACTS
2002-2010 domestic and international tour

Total 45 prints to occupy 200 linear feet:
o 45 electronic pigment prints at 20 x 24" framed in matte black wood frames w/UV Plexi
o Monitor programmed with 20-minute video of interviews with the subjects
o 2 introductory panels at 20 x 24"
o 45 text panels/wall labels on laminated sintra board at 7 x 10"
o 6-8 week bookings
o Fee: $5,000 plus prorated one-way shipping and insurance
o Artist and Authors are available for panel discussions and lectures
o 15 copies of catalog/publication The Innocents included with each exhibition

STATS:

- Total 45 prints to occupy 200 linear feet
- 45 c-prints framed in matte black, wood frams w/ UV plexi at 20" x 24"
- 45 text panels w/ wall labels on laminated sintra board at 7" x 10"
- Two introductory panels at 20" x 24"
- The Innocents catalog / publication (retail price $34.95 harcover; ISBN: 1-884167-18-7)
- Monitor programmed with 20-minute video of interviews with the subjects of the photographs
-6 to 8 week bookings
-Fee: $4,500
- Artist and Authors are available for panels discussions and lectures

Taryn Simon has a separate exhibition of environmental portraits and documentary video that will tour to major museum venues. Details are available upon request. Please contact Klaus Biesenbach at / 718-784-2084.