Prison photograph

Last Saturday was the opening of Leung Chi-Wo's "In the Name of Victoria". The Hong Kong based photo artist was in Toronto. Bonnie and Marcy came to the opening and met Leung. Bonnie, the Director of CONTACT Photo Festival, took a picture of Leung in front of the artis's photograph Victoria Prison III and we all laughed. It was like Leung was actually in the prison. Then Bonnie mentioned the exhibition she and David Liss curated for the Festival: Still Revolution: Suspended in Time which also featured the prison photograph Cell 508 by Mikhael Subotzky. Subotzky's photograph of South Africa’s notorious Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison was taken in 2005 and Leung's Victoria Prison, which is now decommissioned, was taken in 2006.

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