Simon‘s work reveals the imperceptible space between language and the visual world—a space in which multiple truths and fantasies are constructed, and where translation and disorientation continually occur. The artist makes use of photography’s power to stage, record, collect, and reproduce. The impersonal, neutral tone of Taryn Simon’s anchoring texts lend the images an air of objectivity and reliability. By drawing attention to the complex interrelationship between text and image, the artist highlights habits of inference and judgment, while also revealing the fictional dimensions of facts. Simon also often invokes the form of the archive to impose an illusion of structural order on the chaotic and indeterminate nature of her subjects. The technical realization, the image aesthetics and the final presentation of her images and texts reflect the control and authority, that are the very subject of her work.