|When:||Back to Calendar November 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm||✔ Add to Calendar Add to Google Calendar|
|Categories:||Arts Faith Music|
Moving photos of inmate-led prison hospice care program
by 2012 Pew winner Lori Waselchuk
Runs from Oct. 20 – Dec. 31
Reception and book signing 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Museum of Art and Peace at Germantown Mennonite Church
21 West Washington Lane
Open by appointment, to schedule, contact: email@example.com
2012 Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk‘s award-winning documentary project Grace Before Dying chronicles the prisoner-run hospice program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, in Angola, LA. Waselchuk collaborated with the Angola Prison hospice volunteer quilters to create two traveling exhibits featuring photographs and quilts. Waselchuk’s moving photo essay reveals how extraordinary acts of humanity have helped transform Angola from one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, to one of the least violent. Coaxing extreme intimacy from a panoramic image format, the photographs chart the development of a culture of caring and compassion that challenges stereotypes of incarcerated people, and provide an unique perspective on what long-term and life sentences signify for those inside.A hardbound book “Grace Before Dying,” published by Umbrage Editions, accompanies the exhibition.