Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison
I was extremely excited to be going to this exhibition because I am fascinated with the history and present state of prison space and the individuals who pass through this type of institution. On the day, I was debating whether or not to bring my SLR camera, because photographs are prohibited in most visual art establishments. My decision was not to bring my camera. However, upon entering the exhibition, I did ask if photography was allowed, secretly, I was hoping at least to capture certain outside areas of the prison with my phone. To my surprise, all visitors were allowed to take photographs of the work within all areas of the prison and they seemed to encourage this activity. Cell phone in hand, I snapped away during my stay.