Lebanon’s prisons

In 2011, Lebanon had 24 prisons and Haitham Moussawi was the only Lebanese photographer to visit all of them.

Breaking the Circle

Minors released from prison have no access to reentry programs. Some go back to the streets and try to survive; others receive support from various organisations.

Prisons of Madagascar

Overcrowding, the stench of urine as soon as you cross the threshold, rats and vermin everywhere…” Virginie de Galzain

The Franklin Masacre survivors

Carlos Hernandez photographed the men who survived Franklin Masacre’s reign over the General Penitentiary of Venezuela.

Story of Earl Reinhardt

While seeking out a subject for a report on aging detainees, Sarah Bones meets Earl, who has spent the past 50 of his 75 years behind bars.

Pāri mūriem

Behind the walls of the juvenile detention centre of Cēsis, the prisoners are getting bored. Jérémie Jung leads photography workshops with 10 of them but is confronted with censorship by the prison administration.

Camera intimă

Conjugal visits are allowed for prisoners and take place in private rooms, located inside the prison compound. Cosmin Bumbut photographed those places, when they were empty.

Of Lengths and Measures

When nights start to fall, prisons still glow on the outskirts of towns. Stephen Tourlentes unveils the architectural stigma of incarceration.

Cinema in prison

Four Tunisian prisons host screenings at a film festival. Augustin Le Gall, a photojournalist, brings back a sample of the wind of freedom that blew into Borj Erroumi prison.

Waiting for Justice

Children are incarcerated illegally in the maximum security prison of Pademba, in Sierra Leone. Fernando Moleres shares with us the daily lives of the minors in the Prison of Freetown.


Being deprived of freedom causes extreme distress. The images by Sebastien van Malleghem denounce the archaic and opaque walls which enclose these men and women and their broken lives.

Forgotten prisoners

Prisoners are waiting. Most of them will never be judged because their files are missing. Many will die.

Seyi Rhodes, reporter, comments on photographs he has taken inside the Port-au-Prince prison.

Captured childhood

More than one million children are imprisonned throughout the world, according to UNICEF. In Madagascar, a large majority of them are yet to be judged.
Pierre Duvert captures their everyday life.

Welcome to LTP

In Belarus, people are locked up to wean them off alcohol. These are strange places where time seems to have stopped after the fall of Soviet Union.

The Dungeon

Children languishing in dark cells. They are victims of alleged arbitrary justice, and they spend years without seeing the inside of a courtroom.


From 2011 to 2014, Grégoire Korganow went inside some 20 corrections facilities and photographed everything he saw: inside the cells, courtyard, visitation booths, showers, solitary confinement block, and more, by day and by night.

Prison Stories

The everyday lives of inmates, guards and visitors.