During family visitations in the MCSO jail, I was privileged to be allowed, by the inmates and families, to photograph intimate moments for the Jail Project. Even though their time was very limited,
When I went into Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Jail, female inmates would often self-select into small groups, and
Many of the inmates wanted to show me their tattoos, ‘shoot my tats, man!’
When being photographed in a crowded cellblock of the MCSO, many of the inmates, especially male inmates, put on a pose for the camera that I call “The Stance”.
Among the many inmates who lined up to have their portraits taken by me, for the Jail Project, were many who wanted me to show them with their tattoos.
Sometimes an inmates’ motivation for participating in my Jail Project is obvious and understandable. Often, it’s an expression of
When inmates are processed into Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County jail system they are given a single