death penalty

Delaware Repeal and Witness to Innocence

I was recently in Wilmington, Delaware to document a weekend’s worth of work by Witness to Innocence and the Delaware Repeal Project, to move the state closer to death penalty abolition. Witness to Innocence is an organization of death row exonerees who were freed from death rows around the United States because of their actual …

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The 2nd Anniversary of Troy Davis’s Execution

Saturday, September 21, 2013, marks the second anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis by the State of Georgia. I was there in Jackson, GA to document the final days of action around his case, and the final moments of his life in the presence of Troy’s siblings and family members outside the prison that …

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Joan Baez and the Indigo Girls (and a Steve Earle cameo)

Since 2000, I have been working on a personal project of photographing celebrities (among other groups) holding a sign that reads “I Oppose the Death Penalty!” The project is an extension of my death penalty photo documentary that began in 1999, and continues to this day. I have had the privelege of photographing (with the …

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In Memoriam: Martina Davis Correia

Martina Davis Correia passed away tonight. Martina had a long eleven-year battle with cancer, and at times, was winning. But today she rests in peace. Martina was an incredible woman. I came to know her through our mutual work against capital punishment. She fought tirelessly for her brother, Troy Davis, who was on death row …

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Exonerated Death Row Prisoners

I have had the opportunity to photograph a number of people who have spent time on death row, but were found innocent and released. It is a horrifying idea that someone could be sentenced to death for a crime they did not commit. Meeting them and hearing the stories of these men who were saved …

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Savannah and the Troy Davis Hearing

It has been a month now, but at the end of June I was in Savannah, Georgia for 4 days with Amnesty International and NAACP to photograph the activities around the Troy Davis evidentiary hearing. Davis has been on death row in Georgia since 1991 for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah, Georgia, police officer …

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Conference Highlights from Louisville, KY

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) flew me out to Louisville, KY the other weekend to document their annual conference. Over 350 people attended from across the United States, and was one of the best I’ve been to. Here are some photo highlights from the weekend: Above: Sister Helen Prejean waits behind …

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