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Wrap Sheet

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Shortlist / Next Photographer / Next Photographer / 2015

Background & Solution –
Image 1: Wrap Sheet aims to challenge the perception of crime with sensitivity to the age of those convicted and the charge. The target audiences are members of the general public and policy makers who could influence changes to legal systems. The photograph references a recent case in Florida, USA, in which an 11-year old was charged with a third degree felony for bringing a plastic knife to school.

Image 2:Making Graffiti is an A misdemeanour crime. This photograph depicts the evidence of spray paint, which ties closely to a public image of graffiti. However, this crime can apply to any instruments, even using a marker to draw a line on a building, public or private could fall under this law if it is done without the express permission of the owner or operator of said property.

Image 3: This final photograph depicts the violationConsumption of alcohol on streets prohibited. This is a common charge in the state of New York as it is illegal to consume an alcoholic beverage, or possess, with intent to drink or consume an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

Photographer's Name –
Jennifer Lauren Martin

Photographer's Profile –
Jennifer Lauren Martin (b. 1990, USA) graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2013. Her work primarily focuses on the site of the photograph. Her installations aim to bring the photographic moment into an interactive present for viewers. Martin's most recent seriesWrap Sheet seeks to illustrate a disparity between the instruments or evidence of non-violent crimes and the charge.
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