Martin schoeller

MOVING
PORTRAITS

Renowned photographer, Martin Schoeller, has created powerful MOVING PORTRAITS of death row exonerees. Known for his extreme-close up portraits, Schoeller has created with death row exonerees a living, breathing video experience of the extreme-close up format.
 

Playing behind each video image is a profound excerpt from Schoeller's intimate interview with the death row exoneree. The result is stunning and lays bare the injustice that defines our capital punishment system.

 

Thank you, Martin, for your artistic vision and passion for justice. Thank you to the exonerees for sharing your vulnerability and your witness.

Click to play - Kwame Ajamu spent 28 years in prison, two years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Kirk Bloodsworth spent eight years, 10 months, and 19 days in prison, two years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

 

Click to play - Juan Melendez spent 17 years, eight months and one day on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Derrick Jamison spent 20 years to the day on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Sabrina Butler-Smith spent five years in prison, three years on death row, for a crime she did not commit.

Click to play - Gary Drinkard spent six years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Ray Krone spent 10 years in prison, three years on death row from a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Joaquin Martinez spent four years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Shujaa Graham spent three years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Ron Keine spent two years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Perry Cobb spent almost nine years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Click to play - Damon Thibodeaux spent 15 years in solitary confinement on death row for a crime he did not commit.

 

national geographic 

Read more about death row survivors and view stunning Martin Schoeller photographs, in the National Geographic feature highlighting stories of justice gone wrong.

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