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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Book : Encerrados 10 years, 74 prisons by Valerio Bispuri

Book : Encerrados 10 years, 74 prisons by Valerio Bispuri | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

“Encerrados is not a book on prisons; it is a book on lost freedom, on freedom never had. If you are unable to grasp the difference immediately, it is perhaps because you have led a happy life and for you prison and lack of freedom are concepts that coincide. Yet the difference does exist, and it is anything but subtle.

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Prison Tattoos and Their Secret Meanings

Prison Tattoos and Their Secret Meanings | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Did you know that prison tattoos like tear drops, spider webs, and churches each have a secret meaning? 

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Haunting photographs of mentally ill inmates inside a Kentucky prison show the grim reality of mental health care for criminals

Haunting photographs of mentally ill inmates inside a Kentucky prison show the grim reality of mental health care for criminals | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Jenn Ackerman spent months photographing mentally ill inmates at the the Kentucky State Reformatory in 2008. 

Her pictures show the extreme mental health issues plaguing many of those incarcerated in the prison system and exposes the raw reality of those conditions. The collection of black and white photographs in her album, Trapped, are haunting.

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The final days of Alcatraz revealed in new photographs released for 50th anniversary of prison closing its doors for good

The final days of Alcatraz revealed in new photographs released for 50th anniversary of prison closing its doors for good | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Fifty-years-ago today, Alacatraz, the most secure prison and symbol of American justice across the nation closed down for good - heading into its retirement as a tourist trap and Hollywood film set.
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French Penal Colonies: a piece of History rediscovered

French Penal Colonies: a piece of History rediscovered | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The city of Saint-Laurent-le-Maroni has just acquired the rights to a collection of photographs of Guyana penal colonies taken between 1906 and 1911 by Dr. Léon Collin. His grandson, Philippe Collin, recently discovered the photographs in the attic of the family home in Saône-et-Loire. Thinking that he would find “medical” photographs, he instead came across thousands of glass plates and manuscripts preserved in boxes, illustrating and describing the daily lives of prisoners beginning with their departure from the Île de Ré to their imprisonment in French Guiana or New Caledonia.

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The Photography Blog: 'Control Order House' by Edmund Clark – Photographing our Response to Terrorism

The Photography Blog: 'Control Order House' by Edmund Clark – Photographing our Response to Terrorism | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Recent events in Boston have served as a painful reminder of the threat posed by terrorism. In Control Order House, a book launched recently by Edmund Clark, we look at how a state (in this case the British Government) responds to this threat; the legislation passed and, above all, the effect it has on those that are subjected to it.

It’s a remarkable body of work that documents a period of our law in this area, the judgement against the individual and, of course, the photographs that record his living experience under the Control Order.

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Guantánamo hunger strike

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Contract workers prepare a communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, hours before soldiers would trash most of it as refused by captives...

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