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Venezuela in chaos

Venezuela in chaos

Amada Granado


The Margarita Island Correctional Centre is a prison that, like many in Venezuela, is essentially controlled and run by a core of imprisoned men with criminal records. After four months of intense negotiations and perseverance, Granado was able to be allowed inside the Center -almost on a daily basis and as a participant observer- to document life inside it and the nuances of a habitat which entails idiosyncratic hierarchies and relative freedoms "between bars". ​This, Granado recorded employing her own 'memory card' in a compact camera owned -and lent to her- by one the prisoners. Her work portrays a complex and hybrid reality that challenges traditional notions of surveillance, control, punishment, leisure and collective organisation.