Taryn Simon is featured on the Lens blog for her series on illegal contraband seized at JFK International Airport in New York City.

Over the course of 5 days, Taryn managed to photograph 1075 items of contraband that almost made it into the US. The New York Times has a gallery of her images which she later put together into a book called Contraband.

Above is a collection of counterfeit BMW hood ornaments from China. Interesting…