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In Prison Air: The Cells of Holmesburg Prison - Roma, Thomas (Photographer), and Szarkowski, John, Mr. (Foreword by)
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In 1999, photographer Thomas Roma found himself within the walls of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison, one of the most notorious prisons in the United States, doing a special photographic project for Steve Buscemi's "Animal Factory." During downtime Roma wandered through this nineteenth-century fortress, walking in and out of many of its seven hundred or so cells. After Holmesburg's inception in 1896--on the occasion of which one Philadelphia reporter warned, "Abandon all hope all ye who enter here"--it quickly became the ...

In Prison Air: The Cells of Holmesburg Prison 2006, powerHouse Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781576872574