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Sye is also one of the very few prison photographers to have made multiple portraits of prison staff. He attributes this to the more relaxed atmosphere in a women’s prison. Due to fewer incidents of violence, Sye’s impression was that staff considered work at a women’s prison as a step toward retirement.

Head of a woman (Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Cavendish), 1950 Lucian Freud

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Lipking | very few portraits of male subjects affect me emotionally, but this guy's stuff is exquisite

Andrea Kowch, 'Rural Sisters' (detail)

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