Taryn Simon. Chapter XVII from A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII (detail). 2011. Pigmented inkjet prints, 84 x 241 7/8” (213.4 x 614.4 cm). Courtesy the artist. © Taryn Simon
Taryn Simon’s photographs are crisp to the point of being stark, stripped of all but the most essential elements.
Her latest work focuses on families — “bloodlines” — and tries to trace how time, events, and choices shape their fates. Nine bloodlines are on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in the exhibition Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters. More.