A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY INTO THE U.S. DEATH PENALTY

Event
Monday, April 30, 2012

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY INTO THE U.S. DEATH PENALTY

The Ku Klux Klan rallying in support of a black man’s execution in Texas. The North Carolina death row warden wheeling a gurney into the execution chamber. The moment that Troy Davis was executed in Georgia. These are just a few of the images captured in this dynamic photography presentation. The images depict an insider's hour-by-hour walk-through of what happens on an execution night, taking the viewer from the prison deathwatch cell into the actual lethal injection chamber. Photos from Troy Davis's recent execution in Georgia tell the story of what happens outside a prison in the moments leading up to execution. The presentation also includes original photos from execution vigils (both for and against the death penalty), marches, rallies, portraits of exonerated death row prisoners, candid emotional and prayerful moments, and celebrities who are outspoken on the issue. The photographs, together with Langley's narratives, uniquely combine art, journalism and education into a poignant and powerful experience.

Event Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Kitsap Regional Library
1270 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2721
United States