A few years ago at American Photo, I received a portfolio from Celia A. Shapiro containing twelve photographs of meal trays. The text that accompanied the images explained that they were exact reproductions of the last meals requested by serial killers before their execution. Shapiro has been unjustly neglected. The series The Last Supper has been stolen and plagiarized, but she has never protested. She doesn’t really care. She doesn’t have an agent or a gallery, and no exhibition or her work has ever been organized. She lives in New York and Brazil, and continues down her inner path, which you will understand better once you’ve read her text.
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