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Panel Discussion

Architecture of Confinement

Wednesday, March 7

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

FREE

Panelists: Bruce Jackson, Stephen Tourlentes, and other speakers to be announced

This panel considers incarceration from an architectural perspective and how photographers engage with prisons as omnipresent structures in the American landscape. Moderated by educator and activist, Shana Agid.

In a series of public programs that accompany the spring issue of Aperture magazine and the related exhibition, Prison Nation, photographers, writers, historians, and activists discuss the unique role photography, art, and storytelling play in understanding and creating a dialogue around the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States.

Click here to see the full list of Prison Nation programming

Image: Stephen Tourlentes, Wyoming State Death House Prison, Rawlins, Wyoming, 2000; Courtesy the artist and Carroll and Sons, Boston

Aperture magazine’s “Prison Nation” issue and the related exhibition and programs are funded, in part, with generous lead support from the Ford Foundation, as well as funding from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation. Additional public funds are from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Architecture of Confinement