Prison Photography, 2017
Author: Nicolò Degiorgis Et Al.
Format: 328 pages, soft cover, 16x24cm
1st edition of 400 copies
Date of publication: 2017
Published by Rorhof
Prison Photography is a collection of photographs taken by the inmates of the Bolzano-Bozen Penal Institution during a weekly photography course taught by Nicolò Degiorgis over a period of 6 years, between 2013 and 2018 in collaboration with the Alpha Beta Piccadilly language school.
The limits inherent to photographing in an isolated location such as a prison were the key point around which the entire course was based. Divided into various chapters dedicated to different photographic techniques, the book encouraged the reader to reflect on two things: the role of photography itself and the inmates’ attempts to escape from the monotony of prison life.