Encerrados: 10 years, 74 prisons
ENCERRADOS is a voyage lasting ten years, through seventy-four prisons across Latin America; a journey born from the desire to recount a continent through a prisoner's world. Valerio Bispuri's pictures describe in detail and with a great evocative power, the everyday life in the most dangerous prisons, throwing a new light on the on the prisoners, shown here in all their humanity.
Valerio Bispuri has been a reporter since 2001; he collaborates with numerous Italian and international magazines, including L'Espresso, Internazionale, Le Monde, and Stern. He has carried out reportages in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, but it is in Latin America that Valerio worked the longest. He has lived in Buenos Aires for more than a decade.