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Portraits of Incarceration


© Hinda Schuman

These indoor portraits are especially significant because the subjects are not permitted to go outside.  The subjects are part of an alternative to incarceration program.  They are not allowed to leave their rooms. No going out for a walk around the block. No sitting on the front stoop in the evening. Not unless they are on a supervised outing or have earned the right to attend classes or work.


© Hinda Schuman

I took these photos about 10 months into the project i have been shooting for a year and a half now. One of the things i value most is that the residents trust me enough to allow me to see their rooms, and what is meaningful to them. The lighting is a mixture of fill flash and available light.




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