Carol Olerud

Silent Jailhouse ARPS panel

Silent Jailhouse is the series of photos I submitted to the Royal Photographic Society in the UK. (RPS) I applied for the Associate distinction. In March 2018 I was accepted

My Statement of Intent:

“Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.” Haruki Murakami


As I walked inside this old empty sterile jail I felt the silence. 

My intention was to try and capture this feeling which overcame me.

I have never been inside a jail before, so I had no idea of what to expect. The silence was eerie. It would be depressing to be locked up, with bars on your windows, confined and surrounded by darkness with limited or no access to life outside. Always alone in your cell, being watched over and never feeling free.

Searching for the light, missing the freedom you had, quietness and loneliness surrounding you. 

I left, glad not to have had to stay for long.




Carol Olerud  120 words.



ARPS Panel : Conceptual & Contemporary Category