Photographs from prison.

Prison photos by Alan Pogue

For more than thirty three years Alan Pogue has photographed social and political movements in Texas and around the world. The focus of Alan's work includes migrant laborers, prison conditions & criminal justice, Cuba, culture and conflict in the Middle East, and Iraq under sanctions as well as other topics centered on efforts of peace and social betterment.

Alan began his career as a photographer while serving as a chaplin's assistant and combat medic in Vietnam. His photos have appeared in several national and international publications including the New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, The Austin American Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, Kyodo News Japan, and Texas Monthly. Alan has also served as staff photographer for the Texas Observer for 29 years.

Alan's many honors include a Dobie-Paisano fellowship and being named Austin's "Best Photographer" by the Austin Chronicle, 1990-1999. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1989 Alan's National Farmworker show, sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health, was shown in the Cannon House office building in Washington, D.C. In 1995 Alan was invited to present his work on border issues in North America at an international conference at The Sorbonne. In 1998, at the request of C.U.R.E. (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants), and with the help of a grant from Resist, Alan produced a nationwide show on prison reform that opened in 1999 at the Washington Center for Photography.

Alan recently returned from Iraq where he worked with Veteran's For Peace in a campaign to repair water treatment facilities and raise international awareness of the suffering caused by U.S./U.N. sanctions. An exhibit from his ongoing work with Voices In the Wilderness is touring nationally.

The following pages offer highlights from Alan's work within the walls of our prisons and of the justice reform movement.


Alan's web site.