Photographs from the Penitentiary
by Sean Kernan
About the Book
Classic black-and-white photos taken over several years in two maximum-security prisons. The author traveled into a world that most of us never see. The extraordinary access given to him produced a work that is deep, intimate and rough. The vision is both dark and transforming.
Sean Kernan's photographs have been exhibited and published in the US, France, Italy, China, Egypt, England, Switzerland, Iran and Korea. He is the author of From Prison, The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges), Kampala Boxing Club, Among Trees, with Anthony Doerr, and Ritratti Romani.