Prison Chess Photography

Ganz tolle Fotoserie von Oliver Fluck, der vor drei Jahren den Schachclub von Princeton in das Staatsgefängnis New Jersey begleitet hat. Hier seine Website, hier sein Blog. Die Serie gibt's auch auf, von dort:

In 2008 and 2009, German photographer Oliver Fluck accompanied a Princeton chess club to the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, where the students squared off against some of the facility's inmates. Fluck trained his lens on the encounters, capturing a focused, contemplative side of the prisoners that perhaps few on the outside ever get a chance to see. The project, Fluck told, opened up his perspective, especially when talking to men who challenged his notions of what a criminal would be like. "The world is more than black and white," he said. Above: Inmate Miguel Suarez is pictured.

Prison Chess (via MeFi)