The World Within

OPENING: Friday, June 20, 2014 – 6pm -10pm

Lloyd DeGrane’s photographs offer us a unique view beyond the walls of Illinois Correctional system – from lock up cells in Cook County Jail in Chicago to a maximum-security prison at Stateville, near Joliet. The work was created over a period of 10 years (1989 to 2000).

“Sometimes, when I look through the photographs I made while working on my prison project, I wonder, why did I do this? The answer eludes me now. I was more of an adventurous explorer then, of worlds that were foreign and sometimes frightening to me. I knew nothing of the people living or working behind prison walls. But, looking back, realizing I was living in what would eventually become the most incarcerated nation on the planet, I had an intense desire to somehow climb over those walls and experience the world within.” – Lloyd DeGrane

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