Art Exhibit Features Faces of The Innocents

An exhibit featuring artist Taryn Simon's 45 photographic portraits of individuals freed by DNA evidence is on display at Provisions Library in Washington, DC, from February 11 to April 15, 2006. During the D.C. exhibit, which is part of a traveling exhibition curated by Umbrage Editions to mark the 10th anniversary of the New York City-based Innocence Project, a series of related events will also be offered to more closely examine the issue of wrongful convictions. Among the special presentations that will accompany the exhibit are a screening of the film "After Innocence," performance excerpts from the play The Exonerated, a teach-in on science and criminal justice, a book reading by death row exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth, and an art workshop given by Ms. Simon.

For more information about "The Innocents: HEADSHOTS," read the press release. See also the Provisions Library Web site. (Press Release, Provisions Library, February 2006). See Innocence and Resources.