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Windows from Prison Public Workshop at Parsons

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1403350_759203577468481_652045226812414659_oJoin a diverse group of artists, activists, individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system, and many others for a day of dialogue, citizen journalism, and a cross-city workshop. We will work together to produce images that have been requested by prisoners in and around NYC. These images will be showcased at the SJDC Galleries as part of the Prison Obscura exhibition and portions will be included on the #everydayincarceration instagram feed.

WHEN: February 28th, 10-3:30 PM
WHERE: Start and end at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons, 2 West 13th Street, NYC
WHO: All are invited! No photography experience is necessary.

Participants will meet at Parsons for a brief orientation. We will then break into groups and head to various locations across the city to produce the requested photographs. On their journey, each group will become its own ‘mobile classroom’ that will facilitate powerful dialogue, interactions and alternative forms of documentary practice. Groups will then return to the gallery to share lunch and reflect on their experiences, the image they created, and any interactions they had along the way. Participating organizations and individuals include Young New Yorkers, Exalt Youth, and the Correctional Association.

Each group will have:

  • ●  1, Artist/photographer
  • ●  1-2, individuals who has been directly impacted by the criminal justice system and/or a

    criminal justice reform advocate

  • ●  1 student from the CUNY courses managing the #everydayincarceration instagram


  • ●  You and other participants

    To apply to participate, please email with the following information by February 18, 2015:

  • ▪  Your name and contact information
  • ▪  Your interest in taking this workshop (1-2 sentences)
  • ▪  Any related skills or relevant personal experience
  • ▪  What do you wish you knew about incarceration in one sentence.

    If you are accepted, you will receive confirmation and more details. Participants are asked to commit to the entire duration of the workshop.

    Windows from Prison is an ongoing project by Mark Strandquist.

    Presented by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design

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