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This spring, Aperture magazine will release “Prison Nation,” addressing the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. Organized with the scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, “Prison Nation” will be accompanied by a related exhibition from February 7 through March 7, 2018, as well as a series of six public programs—featuring speakers such as Nigel Poor, Jamel Shabazz, Deborah Luster, Bruce Jackson, Jesse Krimes, Sable Elyse Smith, Joseph Rodriguez, and more—all to take place at Aperture Foundation’s gallery.
“Prison Nation” is on newsstands March 6, 2018.
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Table of Contents
Sally Mann, Being: New Photography 2018, Sory Sanlé, Zineb Sedira
Geoff Dyer on Garry Winogrand
by Gregory Halpern
Editors’ Note: Prison Nation
Truth & Reconciliation
Bryan Stevenson in Conversation with Sarah Lewis
The Mug Shot: A Brief History
by Shawn Michelle Smith
Behind These Prison Walls
Jamel Shabazz and Lorenzo Steele, Jr. in Conversation with Zarinah Shabazz
by Nicole R. Fleetwood
Jesse Krimes in Conversation with Hank Willis Thomas
by Pete Brook
Introduction by Christie Thompson
Introduction by Jordan Kisner
Introduction by Zachary Lazar
Introduction by Rebecca Bengal
Sable Elyse Smith
Introduction by Jessica Lynne
Introduction by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Zora J Murff
Introduction by Ruby Tapia
Introduction by Virginia Grise
Introduction by Mabel O. Wilson
Stereograph of Sing Sing Prison, ca. 1860s