TRAPPED: Mental Illness in America's Prisons
Photographs by Jenn Ackerman
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Take a gander at the 1,800+ books entered in the photography now book competition when you get a chance. There are some pretty cool hidden gems in the mix. But see if you too notice and are disappointed by all the "one-hit" wonders as you peruse the 1800+ thumbnails. What I mean by that is the lack of cohesive bodies of work. Many many times I clicked on a wonderful cover image that struck my eye only to see complete opposite style or different techniques on the inside.
Also, I wish they had split the competition into at least 2 categories... fine art/personal and documentary. Cuz say for instance it's down to two books, one powerfully emotional documentary style book set in the Congo, and a brilliantly original moving personal series?!?! That's like apples and oranges to me? I wouldn't put the two against each other like that, it would be impossible to decide.