Seeing Angola @ Aperture Foundation, New York [14 February]

Seeing Angola

19:00 - 20:30

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Aperture Foundation
547 W 27th St, Fl 4th, New York, New York 10001
Join us on Wednesday, February 14, for the second panel in a series of public programs that accompany the spring issue of Aperture magazine and the related exhibition, Prison Nation.

Louisiana’s State Penitentiary, the largest maximum-security prison in the United States, is also known as “Angola,” as it sits on the site of a former plantation with a slave population originating from Angola, Africa. This panel convenes three photographers and one writer who have made work about the notorious prison in a state that has the highest rate of incarceration of any place in the world.

Panelists: Deborah Luster, Zachary Lazar, Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick

Moderated by Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums

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Image: Deborah Luster, Layla “Roach” Roberts (Inquisitor), from the series Passion Play, 2012–13
Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
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