31 May '11, 9pm

Is National A1 Headed To The Slammer?: The Frager Factor : Perhaps this exhibition by our agency's preferred ph...

Is National A1 Headed To The Slammer?: The Frager Factor : Perhaps this exhibition by our agency's preferred ph...

It was a bitterly cold December day in 2006 when I first walked through the Essex County State Penitentiary in Caldwell, New Jersey. I had been hired to photograph the Jail Annex using the HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey) guidelines set up by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service before the 32-acre site was to be demolished. Although the sun was bright, the deserted prison complex appeared like a forbidding ruin with concealed memories etched deeply into the walls. I started my exploration, flashlight in hand, into the cavernous interior.

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