Taryn Simon: Shot True
“It’s human nature to look for purpose or an answer in everything and I think it’s unconfortable to accept purposelessness. I think I am constantly trying to find some sort of truth or reality and it does make you question this thing that we all kind of rest upon which this is searching for…a reason”
Taryn Simon questions meaning and photographic truth while exploring the evolution of her work in filmmaker Matt Black’s new short. Playing upon an uneasy marriage of image and context, Simon blurs the lines between reportage, conceptual art and portraiture.