Photography + Film Alumnus Shows in the 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: “Carceral States”

Mark Strandquist (BFA ’13) is showing in the 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: “Carceral States” at The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.

The smallest work is a series of 4×6 photos, from Virginia Commonwealth University graduate Mark Strandquist’s “Windows from Prison Project,” for which he asked prison inmates the same question: If you could have a window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to? Then he and a team of photographers went out, made those pictures, and sent them to the inmates — who could only have 4×6 photos, hence the size.

Since the project began in 2012, it has grown into a national postcard-exchange program, interactive exhibits and a high school curriculum that connected incarcerated teens and high school students.

Read the full article in The News & Advance.

Photo: Debbie and John Spanich hang photographs for the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College’s new exhibit, “Carceral States,” which opens Friday. Credit via Jay Westcott for The News & Advance.

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October 3, 2017