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"It would become harder to execute men one after another, as is done in our country today, if those executions were translated into vivid images in the popular imagination."
                    ~ Albert Camus


Celebrities and People of Notoriety Opposed to the Death Penalty
An original art project by Scott Langley, inspired by Robert Rosenheck's "LOVE" project.

This photo project is designed to develop a collection of photographs depicting outspoken celebrities and other people of notoriety who oppose the death penalty, by tying them all together by holding the same "I Oppose the Death Penalty!" sign. A kind of "visual petition," if you will. Musicians, actors, actresses, authors, politicians and others have a history of using their public positions to speak out on a variety of issues - including the death penalty. The following people have participated in the project thus far, with more to come.

This is an ongoing project and will be developed over time. Click on the name or thumbnail image to view the photo.


Phil Donahue is Opposed to the Death Penalty Phil Donahue
talk show host and political activist
Boston, October 2000
Elvis Costello is Opposed to the Death Penalty Elvis Costello
musician
Boston, June 2002
Kurt Vonnegut is Opposed to the Death Penalty Kurt Vonnegut
author
New York City, NY, June 2006
Arlo Guthrie is Opposed to the Death Penalty Arlo Guthrie
folk musician
Hillsdale, NY, July 2007
Dar Williams is Opposed to the Death Penalty Dar Williams and son Stephen
folk musician
Hillsdale, NY, July 2007
The Indigo Girls are Opposed to the Death Penalty The Indigo Girls
musicians
Boston, June 2002
Steve Earle is Opposed to the Death Penalty Steve Earle
musician
Boston College, June 2001
Danny Glover is Opposed to the Death Penalty Danny Glover
actor
Chicago, October 2002
Pete Seeger is Opposed to the Death Penalty Pete Seeger
musician
Beacon, NY, October 2008
Michael Moore is Opposed to the Death Penalty Michael Moore
documentary filmmaker and author
Boston, October 2000
Ani DiFranco is Opposed to the Death Penalty Ani DiFranco
folk musician
Raleigh, NC, December 2004
Martin Sheen is Opposed to the Death Penalty Martin Sheen
actor
Boston, MA, March 2008
Howard Zinn is Opposed to the Death Penalty Howard Zinn
author, historian, professor
New York City, NY, June 2006
Rev. Carroll Pickett is Opposed to the Death Penalty Rev. Carroll Pickett
former Texas death house chaplain
Waltham, MA, September 2008
Eve Ensler is Opposed to the Death Penalty Eve Ensler
author, activist
Boston, MA, June 2007
David Strathairn is Opposed to the Death Penalty David Strathairn
actor
Boston, MA, June 2007
Angela Davis is Opposed to the Death Penalty Angela Davis
author, activist and professor
Boston, MA, June 2007
Sister Helen Prejean is Opposed to the Death Penalty Sister Helen Prejean
catholic nun, author of Dead Man Walking
Cambridge, MA September 2000
Daniel Berrigan, SJ is Opposed to the Death Penalty Daniel Berrigan, SJ
catholic priest, poet, professor
Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 2001
Arun Gandhi is Opposed to the Death Penalty Arun Gandhi
grandson of Gandhi
Newton, Massachusetts, June 2002
Governor Michael Dukakis is Opposed to the Death Penalty Michael Dukakis
former Massachusetts governor
Boston, MA, August 2007
Richard Shindell is Opposed to the Death Penalty Richard Shindell
folk musician
Hillsdale, NY, July 2007
Hugo Bedau is Opposed to the Death Penalty Hugo Bedau
author, historian, professor
Fairfax, VA, October 2006
Ken Wiwa is Opposed to the Death Penalty Ken Wiwa
son of Ken Saro-wiwa, executed Nigerian activist
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Mike Farrell is Opposed to the Death Penalty Mike Farrell
actor from M*A*S*H*
Durham, NC, December 2004
David Kacynski is Opposed to the Death Penalty David Kacynski
activist, brother of the unabomber
Washington, DC, July 2005
Charlie King & Karen Brandow are Opposed to the Death Penalty Charlie King & Karen Brandow
folk musicians
Raleigh, NC, November 2004
Bill Pelke & George White are Opposed to the Death Penalty Bill Pelke & George White
founders of Journey of Hope... from Violence to Healing
Somewhere along Hwy 40, Indiana, November 2000
Sam Reese Sheppard is Opposed to the Death Penalty Sam Reese Sheppard inspired the movie "The Fugitive" [more]
Boston College, Boston, MA June 2001
Ched Meyers is Opposed to the Death Penalty Ched Meyers
scholar and author
Newton, MA, June 2002
Robert J. Lifton is Opposed to the Death Penalty Robert J. Lifton
author, professor of psychiatry and psychology
Cambridge, MA, March 2001



MORE "I OPPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY!" PHOTOS:
Photos of exonerated death row prisoners holding the sign...



Galleries last updated on October 24, 2008
All Photos © Scott Langley / Langley Creations Photography