Argentina : prisoners gain new focus through pinhole photography

Every Monday afternoon, a group meets to take pictures in a small yard at Unidad 31, carefully handling what looks like a wooden box attached to a conventional modern tripod. It is a hand-made pinhole camera. Light shining through the hole projects images that are captured by a roll of film inside the box. “Pinhole cameras allow a better reflection of the moment a photo is taken, because you have very few photos,” says instructor Alejandra Marin. “It gives people a higher sense of conscience about the image. They take a much more critical view and think more about what they want to show.

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