Spotlight Tour

  • 1 Quinlan Street Randolph College
  • Lynchburg, VA 24503

Spotlight Tour: “Of Length and Measures” Photographs by Stephen Toutlentes

Brief, 15-minute tour. No registration required.

Explore works from photographer Stephen Tourlentes' series entitled “Of Length and Measures” comprised of photographs of prison compounds in black and white, photographed at night using the glow of the facilities in seemingly empty landscapes. The series was inspired by a prison built outside Tourlentes’s hometown in Illinois. “On the outskirts of town the night sky was punctuated with a brilliant glow that changed my perception of the horizon. This transformation of the landscape revealed an unseen human cargo held in time and place,” says Tourlentes. Many of the photographs depict privatized “for profit” prisons, built under contract with the government to facilitate the demand created by the overflow of inmates across the country.

  • 1 Quinlan Street Randolph College
  • Lynchburg, VA 24503