Clarke Mackey with Former Federal Inmates

Our Projects - Kingston InSightS Project

There is no denying that spending time in a federal prison has profound effects on how one sees the world.

Because Kingston is home to at least six prisons, it is also home to a large and diverse community of ex-convicts, some still on parole and many who have remained here because of the famous "Kingston glue." They like it and have put down roots. Clarke Mackey is working with two men and three women from this community. The final work is a video made up of sequences of still photographs that tell stories and ignite passions, taken by each the participants. Each participant will also narrate or otherwise provide audio and textual accompaniment to their sequence.