A few nice photo backdrop images I found:
White Muslin Backdrops
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Jenica Johnson Rogers
NEWSWORKS | Documentary filmmaker brings prison portraiture to Eastern State Penitentiary | by Peter Crimmins
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Photographs of prisoners by prisoners, for prisoners, featuring prisoner created painted photography backdrops. The largest unseen 'art system' subculture in the United States.
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The paintings can be a little garish: not-quite trompe l'oeil waterfalls, mountains, and seascapes. An abstracted floral field. A roughly brushed urban scene. The people posing in front of them are smiling, mostly. One subject is wearing blue scrubs with tell-tale, prison-issue markings down the leg.
These images are from "Visions of the Free World," an installation of projected prisoner photographs at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.
"Virtually every prison does this," said David Adler, a New York-based documentary filmmaker who was surprised to discover the prevalence of hand-painted backdrops inside most prisons where inmates would have their photos taken, to send out to family and friends. (continued)
"Visions of the Free World" is on display through November 30, 2013.
Photo: Dave Adler Archive.