The Execution of Troy Davis: A Photo Exhibit in Charlotte

at the Amnesty International Southern Regional Conference, November 4, 5 and 6

Please join Amnesty International for their annual Southern Regional Conference.  This year we invite you to a special reflective memorial installation remembering Troy Davis on Friday evening (Nov 4) from 7pm to 9pm.  The event features a photography exhibit of photos taken outside the prison during Troy’s execution, by activist and photojournalist Scott Langley (former Amnesty death penalty coordinator for North Carolina).

Also, during the weekend conference:  De’Jaun Correia, Troy Davis’s nephew, will be speaking alongside Rais Bhuiyan, survivor of a post-911 hate crime who protested the Texas execution of the man who shot him.

Event location: 

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

Junior Ballroom

3315 Scott Futrell Drive

Charlotte, NC 28208

Conference information and schedule: http://www.amnestyusa.org/2011SRC   

The state of Georgia shamefully executed Troy Davis on September 21, 2011, despite serious doubts about his guilt.   The campaign to try to save Troy was a historic effort, led by Amnesty International and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).    Scott Langley, a human rights photojournalist and Amnesty’s State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator (SDPAC) for New York (formally of North Carolina), was present in Georgia before Troy’s execution to document the events through photographs.  The photos have been printed and will be exhibited to tell the story of what transpired in those final days and in those final moments before Troy was executed – capturing the intensity and the emotion behind the dark reality of capital punishment in the United States.

An exhibit of these photographs will be shown this weekend, November 4, 5 and 6, at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

This photo series is the latest installment in Scott Langley’s Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project (www.deathpenaltyphoto.org).  The project, started in 1999, explores capital punishment through the photographer’s lens.   The work-in-progress consists of thousands of images – making it the largest, most varied known collection of photos about the death penalty in the United States’ modern era.  The project highlights Scott Langley’s efforts as an independent photojournalist and a human rights activist – bringing together the unique combination of art, journalism and education into one powerful project.

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