Degrees Of Visibility

 

“Weak, False and Filled with Holes,” with Elizabeth Webb, 1 of 3 takeaway newspapers produced alongside the exhibition, this one discussing Charlottesville, Virginia and the resistance to desegregation after Brown vs. the Board of Education.
“Weak, False and Filled with Holes” (2018), written with Elizabeth Webb, 1 of 3 takeaway newspapers produced alongside the exhibition, this one discussing Charlottesville, Virginia and the resistance to desegregation after Brown vs. the Board of Education.

Building upon the eighteen years of Hunt’s Correction Documentary Project, “Degrees of Visibility” is a large body of landscape studies that look upon the spaces that surround prisons, jails and detention centers throughout all 50 U.S. states and territories. Each is shot from a publicly accessible point of view to record how those spaces show and conceal punishment and the growing scale of mass incarceration. Questioning the limits of what a photograph can describe, each image is shot from a publicly available point of view and titled with the number of people who are imprisoned within that landscape, but are concealed from that point of view. The images focus less upon what each prison looks like and more upon how they are made visible to or concealed from the public, sitting among different forms of land use, economic and political geographies, and the histories of control and rebellion they conceal.

 

Writing on Degrees of Visibility

The New York Times, Sabine Heinlein

THE Magazine, by Hatty Nestor

Santa Fe Reporter, by Iris McLister

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24700 Blog, by Jamila Reddy

WonderRoot Blog