Photography "Jail Cell 1 - Peephole to Watch Prisoner" by Hunter Madsen

"Jail Cell 1 - Peephole to Watch Prisoner"

 
TITLE -"Jail Cell 1 - Peephole to Watch Prisoner"
WHERE - Jailhouse, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Museum, Oranienburg, Germany (2015)

The rusting doors of the jail cells still carry peepholes of various, improvised-looking designs, by which guards could peer inside at any time, inducing fear and depriving victims of any sense of personal privacy.  In this sequence of photos, I have done my best to match up jail cell doors and jail cell window views according to my unreliable memory of this frightening place, but whatever their actual pairings might have been, the series conveys the disturbing sense of fostered claustrophobia and pending doom that hung in the air.