- Jun 25, 2008
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Taryn Simon, Strange Cargo at Kennedy Airport - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Dried guinea pigs? Cow-hoof bottle? :shock:These images are from a set of 1,075 photographs — shot over five days last year for the book and exhibition, ‘‘Contraband’’ — of items detained or seized from passengers or express mail entering the United States from abroad at the New York airport. The miscellany of prohibited objects — from the everyday to the illegal to the just plain odd — attests to a growing worldwide traffic in counterfeit goods and natural exotica and offers a snapshot of the United States as seen through its illicit material needs and desires.