Nigel Poor is a visual artist whose work explores the various ways people make a mark and leave behind evidence of their existence. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and can be found in various museum collections including the SFMOMA, the M.H. deYoung Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. She is also a professor of photography at California State University, Sacramento. In 2011, Nigel got involved with San Quentin State Prison as a volunteer professor for the Prison University Project. In 2013 she started working with a group of incarcerated men producing a radio project called The San Quentin Prison Report. She is the co-creator, co-producer and co-host of the podcast Ear Hustle.
Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
Ear Hustle was the winner of Radiotopia’s Podquest contest in 2016, chosen from more than 1500 international entries. Radiotopia from PRX is a curated network of extraordinary, cutting edge podcasts.
Master class/ podcasting workshop: TBA