Taryn Simon’s series The Innocents documents the stories of individuals who served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. The focus is on the idea of photography as lacking credibility as a function of eyewitness confirmation and arbiter of justice.
Many of these people were wrongly convicted based on a mistaken identification from an eyewitness – influenced by the law-enforcement’s use of photographs and lineups. The photographs were taken on significant locations relating to the illegitimate convictions – such as the scene of misidentification, the scene of the arrest, and the scene of the crime or alibi.
via Holy Ghost Zine.