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Scott Houston is a documentary photographer and filmmaker who’s work is concerned with the cultural, social, and political landscape of contemporary America. His work has received world...
Some of my work from the project Molly will be exhibited at The Thin Line Film Festival in Denton Texas in February 2017. The Thin Line Film Festival shows the latest great independent films from talented artist from around the world. This exciting film and photography festival celebrates the artistic thin lines that we encounter in life.
Caravan magazine features my project.East Liverpool, Ohio, USA. Places such as East Liverpool, Ohio, have been staunch supporters of Donald Trump—the current president elect representing the newly unified conservative Republican Party. East Liverpool is the kind of town that Donald Trump has galvanized.
Work from my project Incarceration Inc. is an honorary winner of Life Framers Humans of the World.The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, by far, with 2.2 million citizens in prison or jail. This phenomenon has generally been driven by changes in laws, policing, and sentencing, not by changes in behavior. The results have disproportionately impacted poor and disenfranchised communities mostly of color and African American men. These historic changes remain nearly invisible to many Americans. More of this work can be seen at ... scotthoustonphoto.com
The drug K2 which is synthetic marijuiana, also known as " Spice," has sent thirty three users of the drug to emergency rooms in Brooklyn on Tuesday 12th 2016. The K2 epidemic became a local crisis on the border of two develponing neighborhoods, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick. In the area around the subway station at Myrtle Avenue and Broadway. The NYPD after months of raids and arrests, banned the drug and threatened buisness owners who sold K2 with closings, heafty fines and jail time which caused an 85% reduction in K2-related emergency room visits in May in New York City.
This photograph of mine is one of the winning images of The Human Body competition on Life Framer. Winning images were selected by Mona Kuhn. This photograph is from a project on Parkinsons disease. The person photographed is Bernie Pollack who suffers from severe Parkinsons disease. Bernie is one of the bravest individuals I have ever known.
On May 6, 2016, a groundbreaking new exhibit, Prisons Today : Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration, opens at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.The United States now has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, by far, with 2.2 million citizens in prison or jail. This phenomenon has generally been driven by changes in laws, policing, and sentencing, not by changes in behavior. The results have disproportionately impacted poor and disenfranchised communities. These historic changes remain nearly invisible to many Americans. To see more of my work on incarceration in the United States go to scotthoustonphoto.com