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Prison and Punishment

This photograph depicts a view of a canal lined with stone buildings; an ornate covered-bridge spans the water, connecting the structures on either side. Two men stand on an embankment to which a series of gondolas are docked. 
Carlo Ponti
Ponte dei Sospiri
1855 - 1870
albumen print | paper
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
1995/1.73
A group of prisoners all in different states of undress with officers around them. They are trying to put their clothes back on after a shakedown.
Danny Lyon
Convict Shouting During a Shakedown, from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 - 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.361
Two prisoners, shirtless in a line. There is a brick wall behind them.
Danny Lyon
Entering Prison, Two Years for Burglary, Ten Years for Robbery, from "Conversations with the Dead"

gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.345
A group of prisoners standing with nine television screens above their heads.
Danny Lyon
Main Corridors (Monitors), from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 - 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.346
A man in a uniform looking at the camera against a dark wall. His head is shaved and his arms are outstretched against a railing behind him.
Danny Lyon
Four Years, Burglary, from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 - 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.347
A group of uniformed prisoners in a dining room. Some of the men are seated and eating while others are in line waiting to get their food.
Danny Lyon
Dining Room (Convict Pouring from Pitcher), from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 - 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.348
A man working out in the yard. He is shirtless with a large bar on his shoulders. There are other prisoners in the yard too.
Danny Lyon
The Yard, from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 - 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.349
Two prisoners standing next to each other. One has his arm on the other's shoulder.
Danny Lyon
Jones and Raymond Jackson, Ten Years, Robbery, from "Conversations with the Dead"

gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.350
A prisoner in uniform with his hands cuffed and in front of him against a wood paneled wall. There is a man in a suit and glasses standing next to him.
Danny Lyon
Condemned Man, from "Conversations with the Dead"

gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.351
An officer on top of a horse wearing a white cowboy hat. There is an African-American man standing next to him handing him water.
Danny Lyon
Watering a Boss, from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 - 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.352
A view of two levels of prison blocks. The cells on the bottom are empty and the one above is closed and a prisoner is leaning out.
Danny Lyon
Cell Block, from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 - 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.353
A group of prisoners in a relaxed area of a cell block. Most are seated and some are standing.
Danny Lyon
Six-Wing Cell Block, from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 - 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.354

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Comparative — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:51 pm)
Crime and criminality — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:51 pm)
European-american culture — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:51 pm)
Insiders and outsiders — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:51 pm)
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Prisons and prisoners — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:51 pm)
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Social criticism — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:51 pm)
Social inclusion and exclusion — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:51 pm)

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