Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1835—2013)

James, Geoffrey. Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1835—2013). Kingston, Ont.: Agnes Etherington Art Centre; London, England: Black Dog Publishing, 2014.

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Abstract (English)

"Inside Kingston Penitentiary documents photographer Geoffrey James’ exploration of the maximum-security prison, which closed in 2013 after 178 years of operation. Before closure it was one of the oldest prisons in continuous use in the world. Having never before been extensively photographed, these unprecedented images depict the notorious prison during its final six months of operation.
Geoffrey James typically uses large-format and panoramic film cameras to record landscapes that have felt the impact of human activity. For over 30 years James has investigated Western society through two opposing themes: ideal spaces, such as parks and formal gardens, and the sites that record the impact of culture on nature, such as wastelands or mining sites. In this project, James addresses the human presence and the oppressive nature of carceral space.
Inside Kingston Penitentiary is a rare glimpse into an out-of-bounds institution, providing both historical documentation and a personal response through visually and emotionally complex photographs. " -- publisher's website

Types: Catalogues ; Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: James, Geoffrey (Author); Allen, Jan (Postfacer)
Dossier: 410 - JAMES, GEOFFREY
Collation: 174 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781908966766
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Kingston, Ont.: Agnes Etherington Art Centre; London, England: Black Dog Publishing
Artists: James, Geoffrey
Event Title: Inside Kingston Penitentiary
Type: Exhibition
Location: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
Dates: 30 Aug. - 7 Dec. 2013
Copyright Statement: Black dog publishing ; the artist and authors
Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 17:17
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 17:17
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