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January 2016

Prison Obscura

January 14, 2016 - March 2, 2016
Evergreen Gallery, Library 2204
Evergreen State College, 98505 United States
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Prison Obscura considers the fundamental distortion that characterizes vision and viewing, how we see and don’t see the people we incarcerate, the people we put in boxes. Guiding the viewer through the visual culture of America’s prisons, the exhibit traces the contours of that box, to attempt to make sense of the dominant narratives and stereotypes that somehow justify a U.S. system now locking up people at an unprecedented rate. What do we know of our prisons? Do photographs help us know? Are the images of prisons we see reliable? Are they even useful? How do images relate to the political, social, and economic realities that exist within our prison industrial complex? Do prisons, as closed sites, present any challenges to the claims photography makes as a medium of communication? - Pete Brook

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Creativity Can’t be Incarcerated

January 14, 2016 - March 2, 2016
Library Main Lobby

Posters, portraits and artwork highlighting the Gateways for Incarcerated Youth program's work with juvenile residents of the the Green Hill School. https://vimeo.com/148946605 Rappers from the Green Hill School (juvenile incarceration facility.) Produced by Hami Bahadori and the Green Hill School residents. Gateways for Incarcerated Youth is a 20-year collaboration between The Evergreen State College and Washington’s Juvenile Justice & Rehabilitation Administration. Through its various components, including a College Class and an Academic Mentoring Program (AMP), Gateways provides juvenile males—while incarcerated at…

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Confined Creations

January 14, 2016 - March 2, 2016
Main Library, 2700 Evergreen Parkway
Olympia, WA 98505 United States
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Works by Inmates of the Washington Corrections Center.

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Steve Davis – Captured Youth

January 14, 2016 - March 2, 2016
Galerie Fotoland, Library Lobby, 1st Floor (outside Photoland), Evergreen State College
Olympia, 98502
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Galerie Fotoland presents selections from Steve Davis' Captured Youth-- a series of portraits of incarcerated juveniles produced from 1997 - 2005.  

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