Documenting the death penalty: Photos expose ‘inhumanity’ of capital punishment
17 November 2022 | 12:27 pm
US photographer Scott Langley began documenting the death penalty more than 20 years ago, after he was moved by an experience he had standing outside a prison "death house" in his native Texas. His photos are currently on display at the 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, which is taking place this week in Berlin.
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