'Where Death Dies' Depicts Former Execution Sites

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 15, 2014
References: emilykinni & featureshoot
'Where Death Dies' is a photo series that captures the remains of former execution sites. The series is the work of photographer Emily Kinni, whose photos take the viewer on a grim yet intriguing glimpse into the evolution of the execution landscape.

Kinni traveled through the 18 states that no longer uphold the death penalty (33 still do) and sought out former execution sites either lost or repurposed over time. Much of the work that went into this series involving conducting intensive research and speaking to locals rather than actually taking the photos.

While some of the execution sites captured in 'Where Death Dies' are partially intact, others have been completely transformed and leave no visual trace of their grim past. This clever ongoing series acts as a fascinating exploration of how spaces intended to provoke death can themselves be reborn.