An ambitious multi-media project by AJ Contrast of Al Jazeera on the formidable challenges of formerly incarcerated women of color in the United States, where only 4 % of the women in the world live but which houses over 30 % of the world’s women behind bars. Still Here employs a virtual reality experience based upon the composite experience of different women interviewed for the project, augmented reality to experience the gentrification of Harlem from where most of the women depicted come, photographs that follow five women attempting to resume their lives, Google satellite images of the 4,916 prisons, jails and detention centers in the United States, and statistics that make the absurdities of the US prison system explicit. I worked on this project, directed by Zahra Rasool, as the curator of the photographs.

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