The Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project comes to Tallahassee

Dear Friends,

Scott Langley was scheduled to speak about his death penalty photo exhibit on Thursday evening at FSU’s Moore Auditorium at 7 p.m.  Unfortunately, the FSU Amnesty International Chapter had some difficulties booking a flight for Mr. Langley and he will not be in Tallahassee.  They plan to bring him to speak in the Fall.  In the meantime, his exhibit will be shown on Thursday and Friday of this week and Monday through Wednesday of next week at 3 locations around town.

Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Union Courtyard in front of Moore Auditorium
Friday, 621 Gallery at Railroad Square
Monday through Wednesday – International Center’s Gallery on FSU Campus
We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will make plans to attend the exhibit.
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. Weeping family members at the moment of a loved one’s execution.

These are just a few of the images captured in Scott Langley’s chilling death penalty documentary photography project, which is the most comprehensive collection of original death penalty photographs on the internet.

The photographs include execution vigils, inside an execution chamber, the hours leading up to an execution, portraits of exonerated death row prisoners, celebrities opposed to the death penalty, marches, demonstrations and candid emotional and prayerful moments.

The Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project is an eight-year product of exploring capital punishment through the photographer’s lens. It was birthed from a college art project to creatively address a human rights issue, and started with a few photos from an execution vigil in Huntsville, Texas.

The original project has since grown into an internationally shown exhibit consisting of over 800 images – making it the largest, most varied known collection of photos about the death penalty in the United States’ modern era.

This work-in-progress highlights Scott Langley’s efforts as a photojournalist and a human rights activist – bringing together the unique combination of art, journalism and education into one powerful project. The exhibit has been exhibited by Amnesty International in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Raleigh, Germany, Denmark, at Harvard and Cornell Universities, and in print and video media across the world.
Artist’s Biography:

Scott Langley is a free-lance photojournalist based in Boston. From 1996-2000, Scott was a Texas press photographer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His documentary work has been widespread throughout the world in recent years – appearing in newspapers, magazines, books, encyclopedias, theater productions, calendars, films, on television, t-shirts and even in a European music video. In addition to work as a photographer, Scott has been an active grassroots organizer against the death penalty since 1999. In 2004, he and his wife co-founded the Raleigh Catholic Worker Hospitality House where families of North Carolina death row prisoners may find free shelter, food and support.

Since 2004 Scott has served as an Amnesty International USA State Death Penalty Coordinator, first in North Carolina and now in Massachuetts. He now works on an international level to end executions and to educate people about the death penalty, traveling within and outside the U.S. to speak about capital punishment, his work against executions, his work with death row families, and about his photography documentary project.

We will send a notice out soon about the program sponsored by TCADP to be held on Tuesday evening, April 14th, “Can Florida Afford the Death Penalty?”

Thank you.

Sheila Meehan
Chair, TCADP