Posts Tagged ‘Photography’
Scott Langley, photojournalist and human rights activist, put together a series of photographs over eight years that he called the “Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project.” Here are a couple images below. Check out the website
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Tim Gruber’s series, Served Out – Aging and Dying Behind Bars, display the lives of elderly prisoners. The photos are an unflinching look of aging and dying in prison.
The photographs in Jürgen Chill’s Zellen series present an overhead view of prison cells, neatly organized by the prisoners themselves. In 2007, Jürgen Chill’s Zellen series won him the European Architectural Photography Prize in the “Favorite Places” category.
“A person’s favourite place is a place which can be chosen at will. The person’s freedom is presupposed. Freedom, however, is not granted to all. Those that do not have it must adjust to whatever opportunities exist and strive to create their own place.”
In a photo essay by Michelle Ferng and Danny Thiemann, life in Brazilian prisons is showcased.
Read more about the photographer’s trip and view more photographs here.
In Mexico it is legal for children born to incarcerated mothers to stay inside prison until the age of six. At Santa Martha Acatitla Prison for Women in Mexico City, around 50 children are living among women serving sentences for drug dealing, kidnapping, and murder. Caroline Bennett captures the lives of these women and children on black and white film.
More of Ava Berkofsky’s photography can be found on her website.
Ava Berkofsky, a talented photographer, spent time in women’s prisons across America taking pictures of female prisoners. Here are some of her compelling images from Louisiana. Visit Ava’s website to see more.
Angola Prison holds a rodeo show each year. Jonathan Stack released an award-winning documentary about the rodeo in 1999 called The Wildest Show in the South. Its available to watch online! We’ll be releasing some of these fascinating photographs from the 2009 rodeo taken by photographer Mark Saltz.