Since 1980, the number of prisons in the U.S. has quadrupled. Amazingly the country is home to less than 5% of the world’s population and yet holds almost 24% of the world’s prisoners. Tourlentes tells us that “newly opened prisons utilize modern high technology to control their population in contrast to the stone castles that preceded them. The rapid constructions of new prisons—a result of overcrowding caused by tough mandatory sentencing laws—are then sold as economic development programs for depressed communities vying to host them.” This overflow has also led to the operation of private “for profit” prisons by publicly traded corporations that contract with the government.
By focusing on the prisons that are often kept on the periphery of cities, Tourlentes hopes to bring them back into our consciousness, asking us to explore the tense relationship between the drastic increase in prisons and what that means for the “very nature of social priorities.”
His name is Pancake and he’s a blue tabby munchkin cat with big round eyes and short McNugget-shaped fat paws. Follow Pancake's photo adventures as he dives into paper bags and baskets, attack the hairdryer and curtains plus endure the whims of the his Human because she is going to make him wear more costumes.
Photos/caption by ©Pancake
A poetic and artful umbrella, Komorebi is based on a Japanese expression that approximately translates to “sunshine filtering through foliage.”
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