Still Doing Life

A Project By Howard Zehr and Barb Toews

Exhibition Details

Now on view through August 12th at The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Heim Center for Civic & Cultural Engagement, 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. Still Doing Life presents the two photos of each individual side by side, along with excerpts of interviews conducted at the two photo sessions. 

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.

Still Doing Life will be on view through Friday, August 12, 2022. The Parkway Central location of The Free Library is currently open Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm. Hours are subject to change.

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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, Vox Populi Gallery, and Free Library of Philadelphia, with programming support from Mural Arts Philadelphia.