The following 1,075 photographs were taken at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. From November 16, 2009 through November 20, 2009, Taryn Simon remained on site at JFK and continuously photographed items detained or seized from passengers and express mail entering the United States from abroad.
"Most people in rural Philippines rely on motorcycles to ferry residents to and from schools, work, and the market. Some plough the routes not served by larger vehicles and attach metal bars at the ends to accommodate extra passengers."