Beyond the walls: A social practice project goes global

Answers Without Words, a photography project, fosters creative dialogue between incarcerated artists in Oregon and photographers from around the world SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 by HANNAH KRAFCIK (original post here) I am watching a group of men set a scene to be photographed. Ben Turanski, one of the prisoners at Columbia River Correctional … Continue reading

Answer U.S. Prisoners’ Questions With Photos

How do you describe your culture, your nation? Would you describe it differently to someone overseas? Would you describe it differently to someone in prison overseas? What if that prisoner overseas asked you not to use words but to use images in your response? These are not hypothetical questions, at … Continue reading

Prisons and photography: A conversation between San Quentin and Venezuela

  Nigel Poor, Helena Acosta and Violette Blue were introduced by email on the 22nd of January 2015 for the Open Engagement blog project, produced by Gemma-Rose Turnbull, and asked to speak to their shared interests for this blog. What follows is excerpts from their emailed conversations. Nigel Poor: Professor of … Continue reading

Prison Landscapes // Alyse Emdur

  It is often when institutions clamp down hardest, when transparency is most limited and the freedom of photography most suppressed, that images, like water held between hands, find their way into the public to to reveal complex, human, and generative truths. Alyse Emdur’s ongoing project, Prison Landscapes, sources images … Continue reading