Captured: Freo Prison 1991


Prior to the decommission of Fremantle Prison in 1991, it was deemed necessary to visually record the facility and the routines before it ceased to operate as a place of incarceration. Photographer Karin Calvert-Borshoff was engaged to undertake this project and to ensure the actual conditions and antiquated rituals were thoroughly photographed; she was given unrestricted access to the people in the Prison.

The resulting black and white photographs offer an extraordinary insight into life inside of Fremantle Prison and is a testament to the foresight of those who were responsible for the Prison at the time. These photographs have become an invaluable part of the Fremantle Prison Collection.


Dimensions (mm)

Weight (g)


225 x 285