Grace Before Dying

Photographs of inmates in a prisoner-run hospice program in a maximum security prison

By Lori Waselchuk

About the Exhibit and Book

Grace Before Dying is an award-winning photographic documentary by Lori Waselchuk that chronicles the prisoner-run hospice program at Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana’s maximum-security prison. Through a Distribution Grant from the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, Waselchuk collaborated with the Angola Hospice Volunteer Quilters to build a traveling exhibit featuring photographs from her project and quilts commissioned for the exhibit. To read more about this exhibit and forthcoming book, visit:

About the Photographer

Lori Waselchuk is a documentary photographer whose photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide including NewsweekLIFEThe New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. She has produced photographs for several international aid organizations including CARE, the UN World Food Program, Médecins Sans Frontières, and The Vaccine Fund.

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