Even though 1,000 were printed, they’re somewhat of a rarity these days. Hundreds were given out for free during the opening exhibition at Haverford College and they’ve made their way into comrades’ hands, collections and supporters bookshelves ever since.

I have only 18 remaining in my possession.

Fortunately, the physical scarcity needn’t be mirrored in the digital world. Now, via the Haverford Exhibits Prison Obscura page, you can download a PDF of the catalogue.

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48 pages of pretty pictures, a foreword by Kristen Lindgren and a whopping 5,000-word essay by yours truly.

I’m thrilled by the prospect of people reading on the printed page as opposed to these here screens.

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© Mark Strandquist, from the series ‘Some Other Places We Have Missed’
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From the Brown v Plata/Coleman lawsuit.
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© Josh Begely, from the series ‘Prison Map’
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Photo: Made by a student of Steve Davis during a photography workshop in Washington State juvenile detention facility.
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From the Brown v Plata/Coleman lawsuit.
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