The Fight for Freedom – A conversation with Photographer Martin Schoeller and Witness to Innocence Exonerees

Moderated by Wendi Weinman,  Director of Programming, Fotografiska New York

Watch photographer Martin Schoeller in a livestream conversation with Kirk Bloodsworth, Executive Director of Witness to Innocence, and Sabrina Butler-Smith about his exhibition, Death Row Exonerees. Schoeller discusses his process and collaboration with Witness to Innocence (WTI), the non-profit led by exonerated death row survivors who work to abolish the death penalty in the United States.

Bloodsworth and Butler-Smith, whose portraits are included in the exhibition, share their stories of how they were convicted and sentenced to death row for crimes they did not commit and their involvement with WTI. The discussion took place virtually on October 8, 2020 and was also held in recognition of World Against Death Penalty Day (October 10).

About Witness to Innocence:

Through live conversations like this one, Witness to Innocence (WTI) members are helping to end the death penalty by educating the public about innocence and wrongful convictions. WTI also provides an essential network of peer support for the exonerated, most of whom received no compensation or access to reentry services when released from death row.

Please consider supporting WTI by texting INNOCENT to (855) 905-4984.