Lori Waselchuk’s exhibition Grace Before Dying, will be shown at the New Orleans Museum of Art during the opening weekend and preview of The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography, May 15 – 17, 2009. Grace Before Dying is an award-winning photo essay that chronicles the Louisiana State Penitentiary’s hospice program.
The exhibition launched April 3, 2009 at Angola Prison and was shown within the Angola prison facility for five weeks. It will continue to travel to correctional facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi through 2010. The Grace Before Dying exhibition was made possible by a Distribution Grant from the Documentary Photography Project of the Open Society Institute. Additional sponsors include: Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (LMHPCO), the Louisiana State Prison Museum, and Moonshine Studio.
The website for the exhibition and traveling schedule for 2009 – 2010 is now live: www.gracebeforedying.org