Death row battle recalled in new photo exhibition at Belfast Waterfront
A million-strong petition may have failed to save him from execution, but Troy Davis – and the campaign to save his life – is now recalled in a new photo exhibition to be staged at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Davis, who maintained his innocence to the end, was executed by lethal injection in a prison in Georgia, USA in September 2011. The exhibition, opening today at the Waterfront, charts the days and hours leading up to the final moment of Troy Davis’s life through the lens of Scott Langley, an activist and renowned photographer. It provides an intimate and moving account of life on death row and of supporters uniting together in Tory Davis’ last days. The exhibition is being staged by Amnesty International as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, and is free to the public, running until 10 May. Davis was killed by lethal injection in the State of Georgia on September 21 2011 after a long standing, international campaign with over a million signatories to save his life. The ‘Too Much Doubt’ campaign sought to bring together a global solidarity movement in the face of significant doubts over the safety of his original conviction. Amnesty International's Northern Ireland Programme Director Patrick Corrigan said: “This powerful exhibition puts a spotlight on the tragedy and injustice of the death penalty by focusing on the plight of one man and how his case united people around the world to save his life.”