Pablo Allison - Detainee Handbook
Edited by Pablo Allison
29.7 x 21 cm
Language: English, Spanish
Publisher: Undocumented Press
Signed and stamped by the artist
In July 2019 Pablo Allison was detained and imprisoned in an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention centre in the USA where he spent almost 1 month. During his time in prison, he was able to document the lives of migrants in detention through observational sketches made by him, alongside, texts and interviews from other fellow detainees.
The Detainee Handbook aims to offer a small view into the lives of people stuck and locked into the detention/prison system of the United States of America, an industry that has profited vastly from this human tragedy, off the backs of millions of people trying to find better life expectations in the USA.
Pablo Allison was born in Manchester, UK and grew up in Mexico City. He is interested in exploring ideas such as, control, reclusion, displacement, freedom, entrapment and migration among others through his practice. He has presented his work widely in countries such as Mexico, Sweden, UK, USA, France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Finland and Germany. His images have been published in The Huffington Post, National Geographic, Vice Magazine, El Pais, Juxtapoz, etc, and has contributed with NGOs such as Open Society Foundations, Amnesty International and ActionAid among others. He currently lives and works between Latin America and Europe.