Topic: Prison

Koto Bolofo
Photo Essay

Robben Island: Nelson Mandela’s Prison Home

Koto Bolofo’s photographic study of the Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela.

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Sebastián Liste
Photo Essay

On the Inside: Venezuela’s Most Dangerous Prison

Prisons are Venezuela’s shame: filthy, overcrowded and lawless. Many are run by inmates, who impose a brutal control on the chaos. An exclusive look behind the prison walls by Sebastián Liste.

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Fernando Moleres — Incarcerated in Freetown
In Progress

Fernando Moleres and the Empathic Eye

In Sierra Leone, one of Africa’s poorest countries, prisons are cauldrons of violence and neglect. Spanish photographer Fernando Moleres documented the struggles facing inmates at the notorious Freetown Central Prison.

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Michal Chelbin
Out There

Sailboats and Swans: The Prisons of Russia and Ukraine

Photographer Michal Chelbin spent three years photographing prisons in Russia and Ukraine. Her new book ‘Sailboats and Swans’ presents a striking collection of images that portray the strange and contradictory worlds of these institutions.

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Jeff Pachoud–AFP/Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: September 21 – 28

From the NFL touchdown controversy in the U.S. and Israelis observing Yom Kippur to China’s first aircraft carrier and surfing with dolphins in Australia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Brenda Ann Kenneally
In Progress

The Boy from Troy

Brenda Ann Kenneally has spent more than eight years documenting the life of Donny, a young boy from Troy, N.Y. who has been plagued by emotional and behavioral disabilities. Kenneally investigates the complicated social systems that contributed to Donny’s problems and the solutions that have started to help him get better.

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Donald Weber—VII
Out There

A Gun to Your Head: Inside Post-Soviet Interrogation Rooms

In his new book, photographer Donald Weber explores the dark relationship between policemen, prostitutes, thugs and hustlers within the confines of a Russian interrogation room. Last week, Weber’s series won first place at the World Press Photo awards in the Portraits—Stories category.

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Green Renaissance—EPA
Closeup

TIME Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2011

A cat with two faces, rail tracks buckled by the shifting earth after an earthquake in New Zealand, the police rescue of a girl held hostage by her father—these are just a few of the compelling and surprising images to have emerged beyond the main news cycle this year.

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Carsten Koall—Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week, November 25 – December 2

From Egypt’s historic elections and Hillary Clinton’s Myanmar visit to German anti-nuclear protests and Nepal’s bird flu outbreak, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

Thailand’s Drug Scourge: Photographs by James Nachtwey

TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey documents the rising drug trade in Thailand—and the controversial rehabilitation programs.

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