Photographer Amy Elkins has won the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize for two bodies of work exploring capital punishment. The Aperture Foundation announced the prize today. For her series “Parting Words,” Elkins utilized the text of the last words of execute
A gripping look behind prison walls. By request of Noorderlicht, guest curators Hester Keijser and Pete Brook have brought together work by eleven women photographers, presenting quite unexpected photography of great variety, revealing life behind bars. Artists include: Araminta de Clermont, Amy Elkins, Alyse Emdur, Christiane Feser, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Jane Lindsay, Deborah Luster, Nathalie Mohadjer, Yana Payusova, Lizzie Sadin, Lori Waselchuk.