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Prison Nation: Narratives from Inside

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4th Floor, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

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Panelists: Nigel Poor, Virginia Grise, Vee Bravo

How can storytelling convey the experience of incarceration? Be it photographs, podcasts, or fiction workshops, these panelists deploy various modes of narrative strategy to bring stories of incarceration beyond prison walls.

Moderated by Shani Jamila, managing director of the Urban Justice Center.

This spring, Aperture magazine will release “Prison Nation,” addressing the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of this national crisis. Organized with the scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, this landmark issue 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.

Click here to see the full list of Prison Nation programs

Image: Nigel Poor, Prison Rock Band, June 26, 1975; Courtesy the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco

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