Taryn Simon, PhotographerMs. Simon received a BA in Art Semiotics in 1997 from Brown University. Her most recent work, 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 photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Permanent collections include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Simon has been a visiting artist at Bard College, Harvard University, Columbia University and The School of Visual Arts. Her photography and writing have been featured in numerous publications and broadcasts including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, CNN, BBC, Frontline, and NPR. Steidl recently published An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001 and is represented by Gagosian Gallery. Ms. Simon was appointed Lecturer in photography at Yale in 2009.
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