The Parameters of Our Cage

by Alec Soth


Photographs: Alec Soth

Text: C. Fausto Cabrera & Alec Soth

Publisher: Mack Books

128 pages

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-1-913620-15-8

Price: 8.80

Comments: Paperback with flaps, 12.5 x 19.5cm

In January 2020, Alec Soth received a letter from Chris Fausto Cabrera, an inmate of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City, in which he asked the photographer to engage in a dialogue. This sparked an expansive and insightful correspondence over the following nine months which, set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement and growing unrest, reaches to the heart of contemporary America. In amongst their exchanges of personal histories and shared influences – from Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man and André 3000, to Robert Frank’s The Americans and Rilke’s 'Letters to a Young Poet' – developed a searing investigation of the redemptive power of art and the imagination, justice and accountability, life inside America’s prisons, and the astonishing capacity of empathy and curiosity to bring two people together.

All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.

Accompanied by 2 postcards.

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DISCOURSE is a series of small books in which a cultural theorist, curator or artist explores a theme, an artwork or an idea in an extended illustrated text. 

 

 


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The Parameters of Our Cage

by Alec Soth


Photographs: Alec Soth

Text: C. Fausto Cabrera & Alec Soth

Publisher: Mack Books

128 pages

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-1-913620-15-8

Price: 8.80

Comments: Paperback with flaps, 12.5 x 19.5cm

In January 2020, Alec Soth received a letter from Chris Fausto Cabrera, an inmate of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City, in which he asked the photographer to engage in a dialogue. This sparked an expansive and insightful correspondence over the following nine months which, set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement and growing unrest, reaches to the heart of contemporary America. In amongst their exchanges of personal histories and shared influences – from Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man and André 3000, to Robert Frank’s The Americans and Rilke’s 'Letters to a Young Poet' – developed a searing investigation of the redemptive power of art and the imagination, justice and accountability, life inside America’s prisons, and the astonishing capacity of empathy and curiosity to bring two people together.

All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.

Accompanied by 2 postcards.

DISCOURSE #3

DISCOURSE is a series of small books in which a cultural theorist, curator or artist explores a theme, an artwork or an idea in an extended illustrated text. 

 

 


More books by Alec Soth

more books tagged »American« | >> see all

more books tagged »magnum photographer« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

The Parameters of Our Cage

by Alec Soth


Photographs: Alec Soth

Text: C. Fausto Cabrera & Alec Soth

Publisher: Mack Books

128 pages

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-1-913620-15-8

Price: 8.80

Comments: Paperback with flaps, 12.5 x 19.5cm

In January 2020, Alec Soth received a letter from Chris Fausto Cabrera, an inmate of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City, in which he asked the photographer to engage in a dialogue. This sparked an expansive and insightful correspondence over the following nine months which, set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement and growing unrest, reaches to the heart of contemporary America. In amongst their exchanges of personal histories and shared influences – from Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man and André 3000, to Robert Frank’s The Americans and Rilke’s 'Letters to a Young Poet' – developed a searing investigation of the redemptive power of art and the imagination, justice and accountability, life inside America’s prisons, and the astonishing capacity of empathy and curiosity to bring two people together.

All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.

Accompanied by 2 postcards.

DISCOURSE #3

DISCOURSE is a series of small books in which a cultural theorist, curator or artist explores a theme, an artwork or an idea in an extended illustrated text. 

 

 


More books by Alec Soth

more books tagged »American« | >> see all

more books tagged »magnum photographer« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com