At least 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. Prison Nation uses recently-discovered photo archives to help tell the story of incarceration and its disproportionate effect on people and communities of color. Mass incarceration, however, impacts everyone. All Americans are impacted and implicated by a system of governance that uses prison as a “solution” to our society’s social, economic, and political problems. Empathy and political awareness are essential to creating systemic change. This exhibition awakens both, allowing us to see parts of ourselves in the lives of those on the inside. This exhibit is presented by The Aperture Foundation and underwritten by The Ohio Transformation Fund.
October 2018 through February 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
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