THE INNOCENTS by Taryn Simon, commentary by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck
Umbrage Editions, 2003, First edition, 128 pp., 9 1/2" X 11 3/4", Hardcover
Leading civil rights attorneys Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck of The Innocence Project commissioned photographer Taryn Simon to travel across the United States photographing and interviewing individuals who were convicted of heinous crimes of which they were innocent. Simon photographed these innocents at sites of particular significance to their illegitimate conviction: the scene of the crime, misidentification, arrest, or alibi. Simon’s portraits are accompanied by a commentary by Neufeld and Scheck. Simon's first book.