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Young Incarcerated Photographers Make Magic in Photos


Text by Katy McCarthy | Photos by AS 220 Participants How do you make magic in a place where there is none? In Rhode Island a photography program inside of a youth detention center is asking just that. In the striking images from AS 220’s “If these walls could talk,” the magic made is not an illusion. Like a surrealist painting, the manipulated photos employ metaphor and symbol to create dynamic portraits. Two students pose with giant light wings blossoming out behind them: Her’s white and linear, his multi-colored confetti-like squiggles. We all know the myth of Icarus. If you […]