Peter Merts - Ex Crucible (Ferry Building Store)

Peter Merts

Ex Crucible

An In-Person Event • Book Passage (SF Ferry Building)

Sun., July 17th • 2:00pm PT

This event will be hosted live at Book Passage's San Francisco Store. Please contact with questions regarding live events.
*Please note that masks are recommended for Ferry Building in-person events.

The photographs of Ex Crucible show incarcerated men and women creating artworks with a talent, passion, and authenticity that illuminate the humanity of the artists. These intimate photographs demonstrate the importance that creativity can have in these bleak, controlled spaces.

Peter Merts is a photographer residing in the San Francisco area. For decades he has focused on documenting the work of several arts-based non-profit (NGO) organizations. He is co-author of Paths of Discovery: Art Practice and Its Impact in California Prisons (2nd edition).


Peter Merts photo courtesy of author



Book Passage Ferry Building
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Ex Crucible: The Passion of Incarcerated Artists Cover Image
By Peter Merts (Photographer), Annie Buckley (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781954119123
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Daylight Books - June 7th, 2022