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Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead , Tate Modern | reviews, news & interviews

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead..., Tate Modern

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead..., Tate Modern

Portraits of Uday Hussein's double, a man with 9 wives and a feuding family

Nezir Nukic, Zumra Mehic and the remains of Bajazit and Ahmedin MehicAll images © Taryn Simon, courtesy Gagosian Gallery

For her latest project, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII, American photographer Taryn Simon spent four years searching out families the world over whose lives have been defined by circumstances largely beyond their control – not natural calamities like floods, fires or earthquakes, but events orchestrated by other people. The stories are extraordinary.

For her latest project, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII, American photographer Taryn Simon spent four years searching out families the world over whose lives have been defined by circumstances largely beyond their control – not natural calamities like floods, fires or earthquakes, but events orchestrated by other people. The stories are extraordinary.

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