Talking Photographs

Im sure I have mentioned this before but I’m a very big fan of the online photography magazine and blog Lens Culture. One of the great resources they have is audio interviews with lots of photographers from all sorts of backgrounds, they have just launched their video interviews with a great short film with the photographer Klavdij Sluban.

The intro from the website says:

Since 1995, French photographer Klavdij Sluban has been conducting photography workshops for juveniles who are imprisoned in jails around the world.

In this 8-minute video, Sluban talks with Jim Casper of Lens Culture about this work, and shares some of the photographs he has made in jails in countries from the former Soviet Union, France, Ireland, Guatemala and Salvador.


For me it is very refreshing to see projects like this getting attention, beyond his education work in prisons I also really like Sluban’s sensitive, personal approach – this sort of work is very unfashionable in the big galleries and collections at the moment so I’m very pleased to see his book Transsibériades win a major award.


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