Episode 2.13 – Pete Brook


Pete Brook was one of the first photo bloggers to reach out to me when I started LPV several years ago. I’ve always admired the dedication and passion he brings to his work with Prison Photography as well as his thoughtful articles for Raw File. It was great to catch him while he was in town so we could talk about the exhibition he curated, Prison Obscura which is still up at the New School in NYC.

The dysfunctional prison system in America was not on my radar until I started following Pete’s work, and I’m sure the same can be said of many other people who have come in contact with it. His work and activism have made a real impact on the awareness about the need for prison reform in the United States. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from him over the years, so I’m very excited to share this conversation with you.

Selection from Prison Obscura

Selection from Pete Brook’s Intagram

Spreads from Disco Night 9/11 by Peter van Agtmael



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Executive Producer / Host Bryan Formhals

Produced by Tom Starkweather and Eddy Vallante

Audio Engineer and Music by Tom Starkweather