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Launch of Grace Before Dying by Lori Waselchuk

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Louisiana’s maximum-security prison in Angola, LA is the setting for the launch of Lori Waselchuk’s exhibition Grace Before Dying, an award-winning photo essay that chronicles the Louisiana State Penitentiary’s Hospice Program. The exhibition launches on Friday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m., marking the beginning of a year-long traveling show that will be exhibited at correctional facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana. The launch is free and open to the public.

In addition to photography, the exhibition will feature two large quilts made by the Angola Prison Hospice Volunteer Quilters.

This exhibition is supported 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. For more information about the exhibition or its launch please contact: Lori Waselchuk at