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Exhibitions Tagged #Incarceration

Q100

Astoria Park
 archive : 2020

Q100 was photographed by Salvador Espinoza during 2016. The only method of public transportation to and from Rikers Island, the Q100 bus originates in his hometown neighborhood of Long Island City.

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Family Incarceration: Never Again is Now

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

For Freedoms is excited to present artworks initially revealed as part of their fall 2018 50 State Initiative.

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Looking Inside: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Looking Inside—Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences, features twenty portraits of women convicted of homicide. Accompanying the photos are the subjects’ handwritten statements.

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Freedom of Expression: Art Instruction in California Prisons

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Photos of California state prison inmates, both male and female, engaged in making art—including visual, performance, and literary forms.

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Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

For the past four years, I have been photographing formerly incarcerated women in their bedrooms.

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Nowhere Left But Here

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Japan, home to the world’s oldest population, has been dealing with a challenge it didn’t foresee: senior crime.

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Photo Requests from Solitary

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“Photo Requests from Solitary” invites men and women held in long-term solitary confinement to request a photograph of anything at all, real or imagined, and finds artists to make the images. The resulting photographs provide an archive of the hopes, memories, and interests of people who endure extreme isolation and sensory deprivation.

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Broken?

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

The exhibit aims to raise difficult questions and provoke conversations about what Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, calls “the most pressing racial justice issue of our time.” Broken? explores the U.S. criminal justice system through photographs and testimonies of formerly incarcerated people and of community leaders working for prison reform.

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Free Shawkan

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016
“Photography is not a hobby for me. It’s a way of life,” wrote Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, better known as “Shawkan,” from the infamous Tora prison. Shawkan has been imprisoned since August 14, 2013, when he was arrested while covering the dispersal of a protest of ousted President Mohamed Morsi supporters, one of the most violent events in the country’s modern history. Shawkan, who was 25 years old at the time of his arrest, has now spent more than 1,000 days behind bars.
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Performing Statistics

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Performing Statistics connects incarcerated teens in Richmond, Virginia with artists, advocates, police departments, and many others to create public art and advocacy projects that help transform Virginia’s juvenile justice system.

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Pretty Girl Charged with Clever Swindle

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

These images capture a rich cross-section of the city’s population, depicting dress and social status in addition to possible criminal behavior. Focusing solely on women captured by police camera, this exhibit examines how these unique portraits offer a fascinating window into the lives of women in early 20th-century New York.

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Women on the Outside

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This multi-media installation documents a Bridging the Gap van ride to Smithfield and Huntingdon prisons, offering a glimpse into the lives of this group of women on the outside trying to stay connected to loved ones behind bars.

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Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play (Gitmo on Sale)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Thirteen years after the first prisoners arrived at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (“Gitmo”), over 100 men remain held indefinitely, almost half cleared for release years ago.

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Welcome to Dilley

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Dilley, Texas, best known at one point as the unofficial watermelon capital of the country —“come get a slice of the good life,” the slogan went — is a town of 4,000, an hour south of San Antonio. A sprawling, rural community in Southern Texas, its residents are currently enjoying the second oil boom in as many decades.

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Interrogations

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

Interrogations is about a place where justice, mercy, hope, and despair are manufactured, bought, bartered, and sold; a sound-proofed factory where truth is both the final product and the one thing that never leaves the room.

 

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Photo Requests from Solitary

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

What would a person in complete isolation want to see? Men in solitary confinement at Tamms supermax prison in Illinois were asked to request a photograph of anything in the world, real or imagined, and Tamms Year Ten found photographers to make the images.

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Cruel & Unusual

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

Cruel and Unusual,” curated by Hester Keijser and Pete Brook, and presented by Noorderlicht, takes a gripping look behind prison walls through the work of eleven photographers, including Amy Elkins, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Deborah Luster, and Lizzie Sadin.

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Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

In “Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea,” Australian photographer Stephen Dupont presents a series of portraits that explores the world of cults, custom and tribal culture in Papua New Guinea.

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Events and Sessions Tagged #Incarceration

Sep 222013

Photo Requests from Solitary

The “Photo Requests from Solitary” event at Photoville brings together artists, activists, journalists, and survivors of solitary confinement. This panel discussion with accompanying slide show will introduce audiences to the reality of torture taking place in their own backyards, while exploring the power of photography to humanize one of the most marginalized group of people in our society, educate the public and the press, and spur social change on one of our most pressing domestic human rights issues.

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Jun 232012

Cruel and Unusual: The Prisons, the Photography or Both?

Pete Brook talks about documentary, institutional, vernacular and legal photography and the political uses of images by media, activists and families.

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