Still Doing Life

A Project By Howard Zehr and Barb Toews

Exhibition Details

Still Doing Life consists of 22 pairs of photographs taken 25 years apart of individuals serving life without the possibility of parole sentences in Pennsylvania prisons. Artwork included in Still Doing Life presents the two photos of each individual side by side, along with excerpts of interviews conducted at the two photo sessions. Additional material featured in the exhibition includes informational text panels on the topics of life without possibility of parole sentencing and restorative justice philosophy, as well as hard copies of the Still Doing Life publication and video of the authors (Howard Zehr and Barb Toews) in conversation about the project.

The exhibition, and corresponding book published by The New Press in March 2022, present a deeply moving tableau of people who, for the past quarter-century, have been trying to live meaningful lives while facing the likelihood that they will never be free.

The exhibition is available for travel. If you are interested to show Still Doing Life at your organization, download this informational pdf and/or email:

Still Doing Life was first presented at the Heim Center for Civic and Cultural Engagement at the Free Library of Philadelphia from June 30, 2022 – August 12, 2022, and elements of the project have since traveled to Bennington College (Bennington, VT) and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York, NY).

Support for the Still Doing Life exhibition and programs generously provided by the Art for Justice FundStill Doing Life is an exhibition co-facilitated by The New Press and Vox Populi Gallery.