Photo of two female inmates in the garden. The female on the right is spraying the female on the left with a garden hose

Prison Nation

Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras. At a moment when an estimated 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? How can photographs visualize a reality that disproportionately affects people of color, and, for many, remains outside of view? Coinciding with Aperture magazine’s spring 2018 issue, “Prison Nation,” this exhibition addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of this national crisis, despite the increasing difficulty of gaining access inside prisons.

Date

27 Aug 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
Ongoing...

Time

All Day

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 27 Aug 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
  • Time: All Day

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Location

Albin O. Kuhn Gallery
UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD
Website
https://librarygallery.umbc.edu/index.php
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Aperture
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