Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
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New Orleans natives Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick have been documenting African American life in Louisiana for more than 30 years. Since 1980, they have made regular visits to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to photograph life on the prison farm, which was founded on the consolidated land of several cotton and sugarcane plantations. Their poignant black-and-white images record the exploitation of the men incarcerated within the maximum-security prison farm while also showcasing the prisoners’ humanity and individual narratives.
The exhibit runs from February 23 to May 28 in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery. Tickets are included with price of general admission.
February, 23 @ 11:00 am