Capturing life behind bars

November 22, 2011

Eight Forty-Eight

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'Eight Forty-Eight's' Alison Cuddy tours 'Prison: Photographs by Lloyd DeGrane' at the Gage Gallery.
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The reality of life inside prison is one that most won’t know but photographer Lloyd DeGrane set out to capture this reality. His collection of photos—Prison: Photographs by Lloyd DeGrane—currently on display at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery. DeGrane’s photographs detail the journey from Cook County Jail and into maximum-security at Stateville Correctional Center. But the pictures were only one part of the story: The writings and poetry of former Stateville inmate Simon, aka “Sam G,” Gutierrez accompanied DeGrane’s photos. Eight Forty-Eight recently spoke with DeGrane and Gutierrez at Gage Gallery.

The photos will be on display at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery through Feb. 4.

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