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Contraband | Taryn Simon

June 14, 2011

Illegal items detained or seized from passengers entering the United Statesfrom abroad at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and express mail confiscated at the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility are the subjects of Taryn Simon’s large-format photographs.  Lengthy captions direct viewers understanding of the illicit and alluring subject matter.

Contraband | Taryn Simon 1. Unidentified White Powder 2. Steroids, Testosterone & Sustanon, Pakistan (Illegal) 3. Bird Corpse, Labeled as Home Décor, Indonesia to Miami, Florida (Prohibited) 4. USA American Visagra, Viagra, China (Counterfeit) 5. GBL, Poland (Used as Date Rape Drug) (Illegal) 6. Hydrocodone, India (Illegal)


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