Aperture 230 Spring 2018 Prison Nation

ISBN13/Barcode: 9781597114332
How can images tell the story of mass incarceration? Aperture magazine's issue 230, “Prison Nation”—organized with the scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood—addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of mass incarceration in the United States.

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Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras. At a moment when 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the US, 3.8 million people are on probation, and 870,000 former prisoners are on parole, how can images tell the story of mass incarceration when the imprisoned don't have control over their own representation? Organized with the scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, an expert on art's relation to incarceration, the Spring issue of Aperture magazine addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of a national crisis.

Exhibitions to See: Sally Mann, Being New Photography 2018, Sory Sanlé, Zineb Sedira

Simon Baker on Man Ray

On Portraits
Geoff Dyer on Garry Winogrand

Haleh Anvari on Tehran

By Gregory Halpern


Aperture Beat

Object Lessons Stereograph of Sing Sing Prison, ca. 1860s


Editors' Note: Prison Nation

Truth & Reconciliation
Images, narrative, and racial justice
Brian Stevenson in Conversation with Sarah Lewis

The Mug Shot: A Brief History
On the origins of criminal typologies
By Shawn Michelle Smith

Bruce Jackson: On the Inside
A folklorist's 1970s-era chronicle of prisons in Texas and Arkansas
By Brian Wallis

Behind These Prison Walls
Two photographers and former corrections officers reflect on life at Riker's Island
Jamel Shabazz and Lorenzo Steele, Jr. in Conversation with Zarinah Shabazz

Marking Time
When a loved one is incarcerated, how do portrait studios keep families together?
By Nicole R. Fleetwood

Solitary Resistance <
Behind bars, an artist transforms prison-issued materials into powerful works of art
Jesse Krimes in Conversation with Hank Willis Thomas

Prison Index
An online project about images of incarceration becomes a public resource
By Pete Brook


Jack Lueders-Booth
Introduction by Christie Thompson

Lucas Foglia
Introduction by Jordan Kisner

Deborah Luster
Introduction by Zachary Lazar

Nigel Poor
Introduction by Rebecca Bengal

Sable Elyse Smith
Introduction by Jessica Lynne

Joseph Rodriguez
Introduction by Reginald Dwayne Betts

Zora J Murff
Introduction by Ruby Tapia

Emily Kinni
Introduction by Virginia Grise

Stephen Tourlentes
Introduction by Mabel O. Wilson

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Author N/A
Binding Magazine
Pages 128
Report Date N/A
Date Published 1 Mar 2018
Frequency Quarterly
ISBN13/Barcode 9781597114332
ISBN10 1567114334
Publisher Aperture Foundation

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