Street Photography is a recognised genre.

Prison Photography is yet ill-defined. For the most part, it is a series of interventions by camera and operator into the procedures and relations within institutions of containment.

With these criteria in mind – the familiarity of the subject; the public visibility of the practitioner(s); the obstacles to access; and the assumption of existing/distinctive authority – it seems like the two approaches to subject are in opposition.

My presumption my be illustrated as thus:


The x axis is Time on the job.

The y axis is The original number of leads (to securing access to your subject) still open. Shown as a percentage.