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Prison Photography: 'Still Life: Killing Time'

22nd June 2010

Edmund Clark’s Still Life: Killing Time captures in photographs the "slowness, the fabric and the accoutrements of prison life for elderly inmates."

Pete Brook describes how Clark chose to engage with Britain’s aging prison population "in direct response to demographic disasters in American penal policy."

He states that Clark’s unambiguous images of mobile aids and instructions for the senile are "a clear call for change", with the 43 images combining into "a convincing argument that we should all care about how our prison system accommodates different demographics."

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