[act-ma] 11/12 - Troy Davis Execution Photo Exhibit / Amnesty International Conference at BU

Scott Langley scott at langleycreations.com
Tue Nov 8 10:49:49 PST 2011


TROY DAVIS EXECUTION PHOTO EXHIBIT 

along with the Amnesty International 

Northeast Regional Conference

 

Saturday, November 12

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

Boston University

Ziskind Lounge in the George Sherman Union

 

775 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

 

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The state of Georgia shamefully executed Troy Davis on September 21, 2011,
despite serious doubts about his guilt.   The campaign to try to save Troy
was a historic effort, led by Amnesty International and the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  

 

Scott Langley, a human rights photojournalist and Amnesty's State Death
Penalty Abolition Coordinator (SDPAC) for New York, was present in Georgia
before Troy's execution to document the events through photographs.  The
photos have been printed and will be exhibited to tell the story of what
transpired in those final days and in those final moments before Troy was
executed - capturing the intensity and the emotion behind the dark reality
of capital punishment in the United States.

 

An exhibit of these photographs will be shown on Saturday, November 12, (one
day only) at Boston University as part of Amnesty International's Northeast
Regional Conference.  You can stop by to view the photos without registering
or participating in the conference itself. (But Amnesty invites you to do so
- see link below.)

 

This photo exhibit is also available on-loan from Amnesty. If interested in
hosting an educational and artistic photo exhibit about Troy Davis's
execution or about the death penalty in general, please visit
www.deathpenaltyinfo.org.

 

This photo series is the latest installment in Scott Langley's Death Penalty
Photography Documentary Project (www.deathpenaltyphoto.org).  The project,
started in 1999, explores capital punishment through the photographer's
lens.   The work-in-progress consists of thousands of images - making it the
largest, most varied known collection of photos about the death penalty in
the United States' modern era.  The project highlights Scott Langley's
efforts as an independent photojournalist and a human rights activist -
bringing together the unique combination of art, journalism and education
into one powerful project. 

 

 

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TROY DAVIS EXECUTION PHOTO EXHIBIT

 

Saturday November 12

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

Boston University

Ziskind Lounge in the George Sherman Union

 

775 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

 

 

Conference information:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/regional-conferences/northeast-regional-con
ference

 

 

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