'San Quentin Project' Analyzes Prison Imagery at BAMPFA

Fans of the podcast Ear Hustle already know Nigel Poor’s voice, but this BAMPFA exhibition provides an opportunity to witness another, more visual side of the artist’s work within San Quentin State Prison. Using images from the prison’s historical archive, Poor asked her students in the Prison University Project to formally analyze and recodify the photographs, inscribing new narratives of power and understanding onto images of incarcerated men. —Sarah Hotchkiss

August 21, 2019

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St,, Berkeley

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