Saturday, October 23, 2010

JFK Contraband

For those who have ever wondered what gets confiscated at the customs office at JFK airport, this exhibit is for you. Photographer Taryn Simon spent five days in a row (24 hours a day!) at the airport last year photographing all the items that got taken at customs or that were being mailed internationally. Among the confiscated items were jewelry, handbags, rum, the active ingredient in Botox and Heroin.

The exhibit is free at NYC's Lever House Art Collection and runs through the end of the year.

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