Answers Without Words is a photographic dialogue between prisoners in Columbia River Correctional Institution and the rest of the world. It involved 30 prisoners and 17 international photographers. The project also extended to a whole class of 24 photography students at Sacramento State University taught by Pete Brook. The prisoners and photographers have sent questions back and forth and have answered those questions in photographs only. While some of the photographs were created in countries all over the world – chosen by the prisoners as places they were curious about, others were composed in the very restricted and limited surroundings of a prison classroom. The result of all this work is culminating in two parallel exhibitions, one at the prison and one at Cascade Paragon Gallery.