Description Photographed in High Key Black and White HDR, The Eastern State Penitentiary, also known as ESP, is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue between Corinthian Avenue and North 22nd Street in the Fairmount section of the city, and was operational from 1829 until 1971. The penitentiary refined the revolutionary system of separate incarceration first pioneered at the Walnut Street Jail which emphasized principles of reform rather than punishment.Notorious criminals such as Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton were held inside its innovative wagon wheel design. James Bruno (Big Joe) and several male relatives were incarcerated here between 1936-1948 for the alleged murders in the Kelayres Massacre of 1934, before they were pardoned. At its completion, the building was the largest and most expensive public structure ever erected, and quickly became a model for more than 300 prisons worldwide. Credit: Wikipedia
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My passion for photography started over 25 years ago when I first bought my ..and still favorite camera, the Nikon FM2n. I attended college courses in photography, and even taught a few classes. I believe the person and not the camera creates the photograph. I enjoy photographing all types of things, from capturing the moment of impact of a water drop,capturing infrared scenes ,or photographing people and pets. Being out in nature and the great outdoors, capturing moments in time is addicting. I currently use Digital Nikon DSLRS and Film SLR's. Enjoy the photos.
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