Chelsea Hopper
Taryn Simon: Contraband

Taryn Simon: Contraband

Anna Schwartz Gallery
2 April – 1 June 2019

By Chelsea Hopper

In late November 2009, American artist Taryn Simon photographed objects detained or seized from airline passengers and express mail entering the U.S. from abroad. To do so, Simon spent five days, 24 hours per day at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility, both located at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Ne...