Festival in the Village
by Agustín Fernández
These photos were taken on three visits made to Unit No.6 of Punta de Rieles by the Prison To Prison project. Most of them are images of the daily lives of the people who live in this centre, as well as productive and recreational activities that transform a prison landscape into one that quite resembles a small town. The perimeter fence, the abandoned watchtowers and the brand new Unit No.1 remind us where we are, and that there are also other models of deprivation of liberty.
One of these visits was during a Festival to raise funds for the ‘Cooperativa de Vivienda Resiliencia’, integrated by inmates of Unit No.6 looking for a housing solution once they are released. Hot-dogs, hamburgers, desserts and several performances of different artists were the excuse to support this initiative.
Agustín Fernández is a Uruguayan documentary and journalist photographer.
Image by Agustín Fernández for Prison to Prison.