Still Doing Life

A Project By Howard Zehr and Barb Toews

You’re invited to the Opening Reception for Still Doing Life on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 6-8pm at The Heim Center for Civic & Cultural Engagement at The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Parkway location (1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103). 

Barb Toews will be present at the opening reception, and Howard Zehr will join virtually, to make opening remarks. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition is on view from Monday, June 27, 2022 – Friday, August 12, 2022.

For Entrance to The Opening: The Free Library requests that all attendees to this after-hours reception enter via their rear entrance on Wood Street, near 20th Street.

Exhibition Details

Consisting 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.

Masks are encouraged at the event when not actively eating or drinking.

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.