Jan Banning’s latest book is a multi-layered case study of the US Criminal Justice system and mass incarceration. In it he delves into a three decades old murder case in Georgia. On April 14, 1992, 22-year-old Christina Boyer was arrested for the murder of her toddler daughter Amber and sentenced to life in prison. Banning questions her guilt.
For two years we worked together with Jan Banning to develop this project into a book and an exhibition. Through artistic visual interpretations and documentation collected, a major political story is presented in a unique way. From newspaper articles to up-close cutouts of family photos and Christina’s associations with Banning’s photos of Georgia, the audience is challenged to judge for themselves.
Schilt Publishing, 2021