Exhibitions 2011

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Lori Waselchuk: Grace Before Dying
May 17 – July 9, 2011
Lecture & Opening Reception: May 19, 2011
Panel Discussion with Lori Waselchuk; Robert Cunningham, Chairman of Concord Prison Outreach; and Mark Collett, former inmate at the Concord prison: June 8, 2011, 6pm, Concord Public Library

Calvin Dumas helps turn George Alexander in his bed, Angola State Prison, Louisiana.

Lori Waselchuk is a photographer based in Philadelphia, but she has a special level of dedication to people in the state of Louisiana. Her work in Grace Before Dying concentrates on a prisoner-run hospice program at Louisiana State Penitentiary located in Angola. The prison has a large percentage of inmates serving life sentences; nearly three-quarters of its 5,000 residents will leave the prison only upon their deaths. Waselchuk gained unique access to a program that has transformed lives. Her panoramic black-and-white prints record the heightened sensitivities that this ground-breaking program has instilled in a very tough world.

Read Mark Feeney's review in the Boston Globe >>
Listen to Lori Waselchuk on WBUR's Here and Now >>
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