Thursday, October 14, 2010

Taryn Simon's Contraband at Lever House

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If you are walking past Lever House, please take the time to stop by and view Taryn Simon's newest exhibit. It is worth it.

About Taryn Simon's Contraband from the Lever House website:
These 1,075 photographs were taken at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site, and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility, at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. From November 16 through November 20, 2009, Taryn Simon remained on site at JFK and continuously photographed all items detained or seized from passengers and express mail entering the United States from abroad. This is the first exhibition of this new series of photographs.
The exhibit is fascinating and a must see.

Click here for more info on Lever House
here for more on the exhibit, book, and Taryn Simon.