“Of Length and Measures” by Stephen Tourlentes

Photography // Friday, March 14, 2014
Photographer Stephen Tourlentes has created a series of work titled “Of Length and Measures”where he photographs prison compounds located in community outskirts. Tourlentes photographs his scenes in black and white at night using the powerful glow of the facilities within the seemingly empty landscape to emphasize their presence. 

Prison Landscapes by Alyse Emdur

Photography // Saturday, February 15, 2014
Alyse Endur’s book Prison Landscapes is a large photographic compilation of prison inmates presenting themselves in front of visiting room backdrops. Glittering cityscapes, scenes of natural landscapes, historical or fantasy architecture and more are often painted by inmates and used as portrait studios. 

Scott Campbell Prison Tattoo Video

Tattoo // Saturday, September 03, 2011
If you have ever wanted to make your own prison tattoo gun, might as well watch the process of tattoo artist Scott Campbell making his own makeshift tattoo gun. He goes around NYC finding materials, then giving filmmaker Casey Neistat his own prison tattoo in the middel of Tompkins Square Park.

American Prison Tattoos by Robert Gumpert

Tattoo // Monday, December 27, 2010
This post is two-fold. One, we receive many letters from prisoners who are avid readers of Juxtapoz. And two, we like to showcase someone who documents prison art in a classic portrayal like Robert Gumpert has in this series, American Prison Tattoos. Gumpert explores the meanings behind prisoners’ tattoos in Californian penitentiaries with clean black and white photography. Many photos after the jump . . .

Closer look: Russian Criminal Tattoos

Tattoo // Thursday, November 04, 2010
We wanted to start your morning off a little heavy, but like a proper newspaper, with a bit of history and historical context. Right now in London, England, an exhibition exploring the photography and mythology of Russian criminal tattoos is on display...


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