IMAGES OF THE
Photographs by Scott Langley
"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
Photos for the Troy Davis week of action|
The following photographic resources are available for your use during the Troy Davis week of action, September 21-27, 2009. You have permission to download and display the photos (electronically or in print) for educational use, as long as you notify the photographer in advance (send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, city, state, and organization/school name).
Background to the photos: Scott Langley, one of Amnesty International's state death penalty abolition coordinators and a long time advocate of abolition, was in Georgia in the final hours leading up to Troy Davis's September 23, 2008 scheduled execution. On this day, Troy came only 90 minutes away from execution before the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in to stop it. Outside the prison, many emotional and candid moments were caught on camera, many involving Troy's immediate family. The photos below are from that photo series - available to you in order to tell the story of Troy Davis and educate others about the case.
To first see if the photos interest you, visit www.langleycreations.com/photo/deathpenalty/troydaivsaction/. You can view which photos are available, and access text to use as informative captions (most of the photos need to be displayed with some sort of text to give context to what people are seeing in the photo).
Then you can download the compressed .zip folder of all high resolution photos (this is a 98 megabyte file which will take some time to download. You will then need to use your computer's built in "unzip" or "decompression" tool to open it). The photos in this file are ready to print in large display sizes. You will need a good quality color printer, and preferably some good quality inkjet photo paper. Again, once you download and print these photos, use the link above to access the text you need to accompany the photos.
If you would like to preview the PowerPoint file as a PDF before committing to the large download, you can access a 1.5 megabyte preview.