Deborah Luster
One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana & Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America

Jan. - March, 2007

These two exhibitions provided privileged access to the inside of America’s prisons. One Big Self is a remarkable collaboration between photographer Deborah Luster, poet C.D. Wright, and inmates in three Louisiana prisons.  This project allows the prisoners to present themselves as they wish to be seen. Phyllis Kornfeld has been teaching art in prisons since 1983.  She has compiled a collection of art from prisoners and a book calledCellblock Visions, chronicling the inner lives of prisoners.

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Deborah Luster
One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana & Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America


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