The Jail Project: Arizona
In Fall 2002 I began the Jail Project: Arizona. (See About for more details) I started this log-range project in pursuit of photo-documentary work with genuine social import, and of significance to others beyond that of my own personal art work.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Jail is a focus point of national and international issues. The controversial policies of its Sheriff Joe Arpaio bring attention of the news media, and politicians
The incarceration of specific populations, socio-economic disparities, family and subsequent community distress, gang-related violence, immigration and border crisis, and all the difficulties of balancing law and order in support of our American constitutional ideals of freedom, are in dynamic tension here.