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The World Within

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Prison Series - Cook County Jail, 1995 Silver Gelatin Print © Lloyd DeGrane
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Prison Series - Stateville Correctional Center - Segregation Unit, 1994 Silver Gelatin Print © Lloyd DeGrane
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Prison Series - Stateville Correctional Center Silver Gelatin Print 1996 © Lloyd DeGrane
The World Within

2415 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
June 20th, 2014 - July 20th, 2014
Opening: June 20th, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://dreamboxgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Side
EMAIL:  
dreamboxgallery@gmail.com
PHONE:  
773 292 0419
OPEN HOURS:  
Hours during exhibition: Saturday, 1-5pm and by appointment
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

Photography of Lloyd DeGrane presents us with 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 the 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