Pete Brook is a freelance writer and contributor to Raw File, the photography blog of Wired.com. Since 2008, he has published writing about imagery produced within and about prisons on his website, Prison Photography. In 2011, Prison Photography was awarded a Life.com Photo Blog Award, and the British Journal of Photography recommended it as among “10 of the Best Photoblogs.” Brook was cocurator for Cruel and Unusual, an exhibition of prison photography at the Noorderlicht Photogallery in the Netherlands (February-April 2012) that later traveled to Amsterdam, New York, Sydney, and Ireland. From lost archives to Instagram hashtags, from 24-hour news cycles to embedded documentary work, Brook is interested in how images are manufactured, distributed, and consumed. His first solo-curated show, Beyond Documentary: New Prison Photographics, opens in January 2014 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He is currently working on a book of prison photography to be published in early 2014 by the Silas Finch Foundation. Brook lives in Portland, Oregon.