The pain of others: photographs, the prison and suffering
Tennant, M. 2018. The pain of others: photographs, the prison and suffering.
This paper explores the use of mugshots in prison museums and considers this from an ethical perspective. Drawing on work by authors such as Susan Sontag, John Tagg and Erving Goffman it argues that mugshots are images of suffering but they fail to recognised as such. Our failure to view these images in that way is reflective of wider failings to recognise the harm and suffering of incarceration.
|Keywords||Prison heritage; photography; imprisonment; critical criminology; Susan Sontag|
|Conference||Prison Photography Reframed: Object and Method|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||13 Nov 2018|
|Completed||11 May 2018|
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