Simon is a graduate of Brown University and a Guggenheim Fellow. Her work entitled An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar reveals that which is integral to America’s foundation, mythology and daily functioning, but remains inaccessible or unknown to a public audience. Her earlier work, The Innocents, documents cases of wrongful conviction in the United States and investigates photography’s role in that process. Simon’s work is included in the permanent collections of Tate Modern, London, UK; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA, among other institutions.
Taryn Simon. Avian Quarantine Facility, The New York Animal Import Center, Newburgh, New York, 2005-2007.