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Panel Discussion

Conversation with Aperture: Art and Incarceration

Saturday, July 7

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brooklyn Museum, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY


Contemporary artists Sable Elyse Smith and Duron Jackson, and scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, co-editor of Aperture’s spring issue, Prison Nation, discuss the role art plays in creating a visual record of mass incarceration.

330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

This event is co-organized by Aperture Foundation and the Brooklyn Museum.

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Aperture magazine #230, Spring 2018

Prison Nation
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.


Conversation with Aperture: Art and Incarceration