Pete Brook


Pete Brook is a writer, curator and educator focused on prisons, photos and power. Primarily, his interest is in the United States' prison industrial complex and issues of visibility, propaganda, politicization and agency. In 2008, he founded the website Prison Photography to log his research and writing. Pete's work has been featured by The British Journal of Photography, NY Times, LA Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and ACLU. Pete has curated half-a-dozen exhibitions, most recently Prison Obscura (2014 - 2016) which presented images produced outside of the documentary tradition and, sometimes, outside of the walls. His writing has been published by Aperture, The Atlantic, Huck, ICP, The Marshall Project, Polka, SF Bayview, Time and Truthout.