JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Christopher Barnes

Chris Barnes is a PhD candidate at Syracuse University in the Department of English. He is currently at work on his dissertation, tentatively titled “Constricted Visuality: Carceral Counter-Visions in U.S. Documentary Film,” which examines the relationship between documentary filmmaking and prison spaces, and looks at how filmmakers have attempted to challenge dominant discourses and assumptions about prisons by constructing alternate ways of seeing them.

He can be reached at CBarne02@syr.edu.