Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday TED Talk:Taryn Simon Photographs Hidden Things

Taryn Simon is a professional photographer who is not deterred by receiving a "no" in response to her requests for access to sites which most people are not allowed to see. She spoke at the TED Global 2009 Conference, and showed extracts from her collection An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, as well as from an earlier collection, "The Innocents" -- pictures of people convicted of crimes they did not commit, showing how they were misidentified. She ends her talk with a demonstration of how our eyes are easily deceived:

You can read more about Taryn Simon at this page, and watch her talk in high-res video from this link. Download different versions of her talk from this page, and there are more notes about her work at this link.

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