Cell 508; A Section; Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison

CCAC #: 0250
Artwork title: Cell 508; A Section; Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison
Artist(s): Mikhael Subotzky
Year made: 2004
Artwork type: Photography
Medium: Archival pigment ink on 100% cotton rag paper
Dimensions (mm): 460.5 x 2250
Source: Donated by Josie Grindrod
Year acquired: 2008
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

This work forms part of the series 'Die Vier Hoeke' (The Four Corners) – gang terminology for a prison space where different rules from the outside world apply. It offers a look inside South African prisons, documenting the lives of a community often forgotten by society, where violence and overcrowding in dire conditions are prevalent.

CCAC 430360

Caption: Detail image of artwork
Photographer: Staff
Photo copyright: CCT

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