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Prison Obscura: Conversation with Curator Pete Brook at Haverford College

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http://exhibits.haverford.edu/prisonobscura Curated by Prison Photography editor Pete Brook for Haverford College's Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Prison Obscura presents rarely seen vernacular, surveillance, evidentiary, and prisoner-made photographs, shedding light on the prison industrial complex. Why do tax-paying, prison-funding citizens rarely get the chance to see such images? And what roles do these pictures play for those within the system? With stark aesthetic detail and meticulous documentation, Prison Obscura builds the case that Americans must come face to face with these images and imaging technologies both to grasp the cancerous proliferation of the U.S. prison system and to connect with those it confines. Presented by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities with support from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Filmed by Hilary Brashear and Chris Ward Edited by Chris Ward Music by Chris Zabriskie // http://www.http://chriszabriskie.com