Blimey! It’s actually happening. Prison Photography on the Road is fully funded … and then some.

I’ve got the cash, the collaborators and the car. All I need are places to lay my head.

To make the prospect of opening your place to an itinerant more appealing I’m offering four books to sweeten the deal:

Texas Death Row by Ken Light and Suzanne Donovan – one of the most remarkable photobooks of prison subject matter given Light’s unprecedented access.

Live from Death Row, by Mumia Abu Jamal – commentary on the physical and psychological hardship of death row and on the U.S. prison systems by America’s most famous incarcerated activist. A landmark work.

Crime and Punishment in America, by Elliott Currie – one of the earliest analyses of the growing U.S. prison system written for the lay person. “Currie concludes that America can combat the problem of violent crime if it wants to. The question is, are affluent Americans willing to make the effort, or will they continue to set up their own ermine-lined ghettos, while pouring tax-money into prisons rather than schools,” says Timothy Mason.

Confined exhibition catalogue including the work of photographers Juergen Chill, Edmund Clark, John Darwell, Dornith Doherty, Ben Graville, David Maisel and David Moore. And with a foreword by yours truly.

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All you have to do to be entered into the draw for these four books is to send an email with your name and home city to me at prisonphotography [at] gmail [dot] com. Please include ‘PPOTR Book Giveaway’ in the subject line.

The PPOTR book giveaway is open to anyone in the world.

For those of you who enter and live in the U.S., know that by doing so there’s a chance I’ll be taking up temporary residence on your sofa.

The winner will be announced a week from today, on the 4th October.

PICTURES!

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