Prisons, Factories, Schools

Photography by Michael Jacobson-Hardy

October 26 - December 6

Simmons College presents "Prisons, Factories, Schools", Photography by Michael Jacobson-Hardy" Oct. 29-Dec. 6 at the Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery, fourth floor, Main Campus Building, 300 The Fenway. There will be a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, with a gallery talk at 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Jacobson-Hardy is a social documentary photographer whose work has consistently focused on social, class, and race issues in the U.S. "Prisons, Factories, Schools" is a selection of images from three of Jacobson-Hardy’s publications: Beyond the Razor Wire –Portrait of an American Prison System (1999) with a forward by Angela Davis, The Changing Landscape of Labor (1996) and Facing Education (1994). A Northampton, MA resident, Jacobson-Hardy is completing a new book, Beyond the Monument in Washington D.C., with a forward by Ralph Nadar.

"Prisons, Factories, Schools" is the first Boston solo exhibit of an artist who has been widely represented by exhibitions in other cities.