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Posted on: March 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] "Behind Bars" prison photography exhibition at City Hall open through May 5


the City of Malibu’s Newest Public Art Exhibition, “Behind Bars,” by Renowned Artist Pep Williams, is on display in city hall through may 5

The City of Malibu Arts Commission's newest public art exhibition in the Malibu City Gallery, “Behind Bars,” by renowned photographer Pep Williams, is open to visitors through May 5, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road). The Gallery is open to the public, no tickets or RSVPs are required. 

In 2017 photographer Pep Williams had the opportunity to photograph inmates at the Chuckawalla Valley State Prison and Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California. In his photographs, Williams portrays these men’s lives with dignity and humanity, even in a harsh setting and in the shadow of difficult pasts, and discovered a functioning social world and individual wisdom from the men he met in prison.

Williams is a fine art photographer, video director, and third-generation Venice Beach “DogTown” skateboarder from South Central Los Angeles. He has traveled globally to create materials for his photographic exhibitions, and has photographed spreads for magazines worldwide. The series, “Behind Bars,” is on permanent display at the Autry Museum of the American West.

At the Opening Reception, Williams will discuss his work. The event will also include live music by A Call 2Peace and works on display by local artists from the Malibu Arts Association. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are not needed for this free event. 

For more details on the exhibition, visit the Malibu Arts Commission website. 

Watch an interview with Pep Williams discussing his “Behind Bars” photography exhibition.