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On the Wall at National Geographic's DC Office

Martin Schoeller, a dear friend and ally to death row exonerees (and, by the way, also the top celebrity portrait photographer in the world), shared this photo with us yesterday. He was at National Geographic's DC offices and found on the wall his portrait of death row exoneree Albert Burrell! Albert is the person wearing the American flag cowboy hat.

Albert spent 13 years innocent on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and came within 17 days of being executed for a crime he did not commit. The dollar store hat was on his head when he arrived at Witness to Innocence's 2019 gathering of death row exonerees. Martin Schoeller joined us at that event out of which came the National Geographic Feature and his Moving Portraits project.


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