USA - Launch of a new website
|USA - deathpenaltyphoto.org
March 28, 2021:
Announcing the launch of "The Death Penalty Photography Project", a new website featuring an in-depth look into executions in the United States through photographs.
In the light of the sentence of Albert Camus "It would become harder to execute men one after another, as is done in our country today, if those executions were translated into vivid images in the popular imagination", Scott Langley launches a new website.
“Executions in the United States are not public events. Photography has never been allowed in prison death chambers during executions in modern times. Coupled with the fact that many executions take place in the middle of the night and are sanitized by the government for the media, very few people see or experience the full extent of what transpires when the state carries out a death sentence.
Originally conceived as a college class assignment, more than two-decades later Scott is still capturing moments both inside and outside of prisons during executions – telling the story of what occurs when the government kills its prisoners and who the process impacts”.
The project consists of thousands of images, making it the largest photo documentary ever about the death penalty's modern era in the United States – bringing together the unique combination of photography, journalism and education into one powerful project.
The documentary includes execution vigils, inside an execution chamber, the hours leading up to an execution, portraits of exonerated death row prisoners, celebrities opposed to the death penalty, marches, demonstrations and candid emotional and prayerful moments in the context of the death penalty in the United States.
The project started in 1999 and continues today.
The project is Scott's effort as an independent photojournalist and as a social justice advocate to expose the reality of capital punishment through a sociological and human rights lens.
The photos are used regularly by organizations, schools, book publishers, filmmakers, and news outlets. With printed exhibits available on loan, the photos have been displayed in hundreds of schools, libraries and galleries throughout the United States and exhibited in over a dozen countries around the world.
Experience the photos and stories at http://deathpenaltyphoto.org
Exhibits of the photos are available on loan, and Scott Langley is available to give presentations in-person or virtually.
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