“I made this photo in a woman’s prison in Lima, Peru. It’s part of a part of a ten year project photographing seventy four prisons in Latin America. I made contact with prisoners and guards, with fear and anger, with hope and indifference. Some convicts considered me a distraction, others looked at me with envy, others again with contempt because they thought that I was there only for taking pictures to sell of their confined life. Every jail was a way to tell the country from inside and outside. Even if everything seems to be just a reflex of violence the contrast of life and violence belongs to one line. This corresponds to the history of South America.”

via Valerio Bispuri « The New Breed of Documentary Photographers.
Valerio Bispuri – Photoreporter.