Jacob Charles Wilson

C. Fausto Cabrera & Alec Soth – The Parameters of Our Cage

for Paper Journal
On a warm, sunny summer evening, a group of people gather around a picnic table, playing cards and looking at family photos.

While we have spent an unthinkable amount of time is isolation this past year, for many people this inhuman state of being is a fact of life. C. Fausto has been incarcerated in the US prison system since 2002. In early 2020, he wrote to photographer Alec Soth, asking—simply—for a professional correspondence. What followed is a beautiful and thought-provoking exchange that follows in the tradition of prison letters.

Surviving a terrible place isn't justice; it's a waste of resources. Prison is a terrible place by design with a dark purpose. But just like foxholes, they become places that mold relationships and character through the resiliency of those that find ways to make it through the wars.

C. Fausto Cabrera & Alec Soth – The Parameters of Our Cage is published by Paper Journal.