Taryn Simon’s monumental photographic project, “A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII,” is on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Taryn Simon's portraits show people decontextualized, not in their homes or going about their business, but sitting on a stool, against a generic background and often wearing almost expressionless faces. “The works are designed to imply patterns, codes and systems and to imagine the collision of order and disorder,” Simon says. Excerpt from Chapter XVII, "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII." Courtesy Wilson Centre for Photography/Copyright 2012 Taryn Simon