Date(s) - 06/25/17
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guild Hall of East Hampton
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Sunday, June 25, 3pm
Panel Discussion with Innocence Project Co-Directors,
Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck
Introduction by Taryn Simon
Free Admission; Reservations Required at https://give.guildhall.org/innocence-project-panel-neufeld-and-sheck
On View June 17-July 30, 2017
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 nonprofit legal organization that works to reform the criminal justice system.
Lead Sponsor: Dorothy Lichtenstein; Co-Sponsors: William L. Bernhard, Joan and Lucio Noto, Toni Ross, Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs. Additional support from Elizabeth and Mark Levine.
Free Admission sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank and Landscape Details
Charles Irvin Fain
Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho
Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping
The Innocents, 2002
Framed archival inkjet print
48 1⁄4 x 62 1⁄4 inches (122.6 x 158.1 cm)