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Cour de promenade, 2010. © Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL

What Happens When a Photographer Is Made an Inspector of Prisons?

Grégoire Korganow’s Unprecedented Access to the French Lock-ups Secured Anxiety-Inducing Images of a Claustrophobic and Stressed Prison System

Pete Brook
Apr 29, 2015 · 7 min read

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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL
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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL

The Photographer Who Became Prison Inspector

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Distribution des cantines, 2010. © Grégoire korganow pour le CGPL.
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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL
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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL

Tentative First Footsteps Inside

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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL
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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL

Within a Tradition of French Prison Photography

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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL.
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Salle d’attente, 2012. (left); Parloir, 2012 (right). © Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL.
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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL.
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Ronde de nuit, 2010. © Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL.
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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL

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PRISON — 67065 cover

BOOK

BIOGRAPHY

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© Grégoire Korganow pour le CGPL


Vantage

Perspectives on Visual Storytelling

Pete Brook

Written by

Writer, curator and educator focused on photo, prisons and power. Sacramento, California. www.prisonphotography.org

Vantage

Vantage

Perspectives on Visual Storytelling

Pete Brook

Written by

Writer, curator and educator focused on photo, prisons and power. Sacramento, California. www.prisonphotography.org

Vantage

Vantage

Perspectives on Visual Storytelling

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