Sustainability In Prisons Project
"The Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) is a partnership founded by The Evergreen State College and Washington State Department of Corrections [whose] mission is to bring science, environmental education, and nature into prisons. SPP conducts ecological research and conserves biodiversity by forging collaborations with scientists, inmates, prison staff, students, and community partners. Equally important, SPP helps reduce the environmental, economic, and human costs of prisons by inspiring and informing sustainable practices."
I became a photographer for SPP by way of my photography instructor, Steve Davis. My work with SPP allows me to photograph environmental programs in Washington State Prisons. The experience thus far has provided me with a rare opportunity to photograph incarcerated individuals and corrections staff, ultimately leading to a wide variety of subjects, settings, and moods.