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Portrait of the Directors of The GEO Group, Inc. (After Francis Galton)

2017

Archival pigment print



The group portraits of the directors of the three largest corporations that own and administer private prisons in the United States were produced through a process of photographic layering developed by Francis Galton. With this process Galton (an early figure in Eugenics) believed that the typical face could be captured through averaging the images of Jewish men or criminals, for example. He believed that groups were guilty based on race. Here the process has been flipped and those depicted are those profiting from the current system.

 
 
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