Monday, March 16, 2009

Photographer, Human Rights Advocate Scott Langley to Present at Florida State

Innocence Project of Florida will Attend and Table at Community Outreach Event

For Immediate Release

World-renowned photojournalist and human rights advocate Scott Langley will be presenting a photo documentary project on the death penalty at Moore Auditorium at Florida State University on Thursday, March 19 at 7 P.M. Langley’s work has been widely distributed in media such as the Associated Press wire, the Washington Post, and Amnesty International publications. His work has been exhibited internationally in Europe and at top-tier universities in the United States such as Cornell and Harvard.

The Innocence Project of Florida (IPF), a Tallahassee-based nonprofit organization that uses DNA testing to overturn wrongful convictions, will be in attendance. IPF will have a table set up with literature and sign-up sheets for visitors who wish to join its mailing list.

Other organizations will also be in attendance. The event is sponsored by several groups concerned with human rights, such as Amnesty International at FSU, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

“We always support community outreach events like this to spread awareness of the injustice inherent in America’s death penalty, especially when so many death row prisoners have been found to be innocent through DNA testing” said Seth Miller, Esq., Executive Director of the Innocence Project of Florida. “We’re very supportive of Langley’s work. His mastery of this vivid and powerful medium provides an excellent illustration of the horrors involved when the State chooses to take the life of its own citizens.”

The Innocence Project of Florida is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that works to find and free innocent people in Florida prisons.

Scott Langley is a free-lance photojournalist and political community organizer, currently based in Ghent, New York (upstate near Albany). Scott Langley’s photography work has been widespread throughout the world in recent years. Scott’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, on the Associated Press wire, the Reuters wire,,, the Washington Post, PBS, Essence Magazine, Amnesty International publications, and much more. Since 2005, his major documentary project on the death penalty has been exhibited by Amnesty International in Germany, Denmark, Norway, the UK at Harvard University in Massachusetts, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and in Washington DC. Additionally, Scott travels around the country showing his photos and giving talks about various human rights issues.

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