#1 By: pesco, July 8th, 2013 13:20
The image above is a photo backdrop in the visiting room at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in New York. It's one of many unusual paintings found in prison visiting rooms around the United States. Their function is to make family photos more pleasant. Alyse Emdur photographed these scenes and compiled images sent by inmates into a… READ THE REST
#2 By: millie fink, July 8th, 2013 13:41
Not a fake trout. That's a fake bass.
#3 By: CLamb, July 8th, 2013 13:46
Seeing as how everyone is using digital cameras anyway it is a great application for greenscreen/bluescreen.
#4 By: Noah Django Gross, July 8th, 2013 13:50
#5 By: pesco, July 8th, 2013 14:04
#6 By: CWReade, July 8th, 2013 15:59
Isn't the one on the top left a painting of a screenshot from Encarta's Mindmaze?
#7 By: Daniel Johnson, July 8th, 2013 16:05
I see what you did there.
#8 By: Halloween Jack, July 9th, 2013 08:17
They're like oversized van paintings.
#9 By: Alex, July 9th, 2013 11:00
This is kind of heart-breaking.
#10 By: Suzanne, July 9th, 2013 11:25
That was a great article. Thanks for sharing it here. It was, indeed, kind of heart-breaking and yet, also, kind of inspiring. I thought the whole part about artists having a lot of respect in prison was interesting and it makes sense but I never have heard of that.
#11 By: Work, Watch, Buy, Repeat, July 9th, 2013 22:59
The USA is the only country in the world that can claim that 1 out of 50 adult males is behind bars. No other country puts as many of its citizens in prison; no other country comes close, not even Russia and China. Canada and Western Europe have an incarceration rate 5-7 times lower than the USA's.
So yeah, there's a lot of prison art, but let's not forget that it's a symptom of America's insanely enormous prison population.
#12 By: pesco, July 13th, 2013 13:21
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