Join Alec Soth as he calls his friend and correspondent C. Fausto Cabrera in the Rush City prison facility in Minnesota. They will reflect on the origins of their new book The Parameters of Our Cage, and talk about confines and creation, influence and nostalgia, and the power of human connection in isolating times.
Sunday 25 October 2020
17:00 GMT, London
13:00 EDT, New York
Running time: approx 45 mins
About The Parameters of Our Cage
In January 2020, Alec Soth received a letter from Chris Fausto Cabrera, an inmate of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City, in which he asked the photographer to engage in a dialogue. This sparked an expansive and insightful correspondence over the following nine months which, set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement and growing unrest, reaches to the heart of contemporary America. In amongst their exchanges of personal histories and shared influences – from Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man and André 3000, to Robert Frank’s The Americans and Rilke’s 'Letters to a Young Poet' – developed a searing investigation of the redemptive power of art and the imagination, justice and accountability, life inside America’s prisons, and the astonishing capacity of empathy and curiosity to bring two people together.
All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.
To order copies of the book visit here