"Grace Before Dying" features Open Society Institute grantee Lori Waselchuk's photographs documenting Angola Prison's hospice program alongside quilts made by hospice volunteers.
For this project, Waselchuk partnered with the Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. The exhibition and quilts will tour correctional facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana to encourage the integration of hospice programs as part of prison health care.
The project will launch on April 3 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum and hospice chapel. Buses will be available to take attendees from the hospital to see the prison's cemeteries, which will also provide an opportunity to see a larger portion of the massive prison grounds.
The event is free and open to the public.
Waselchuk received a Distribution Grant from the Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project in 2008 to support this project.