Opening Thursday, August 10th, from 6PM - 8PM
Join AWP for the closing of “Vinny and David: Life and Incarceration of a Family,” a five-year photo essay by 2017 Emerging Lens winner Isadora Kosofsky. This exhibition documents the impact of recurring periods of juvenile and adult incarceration on one family in New Mexico.
“Vinny and David” began in 2012 when Kososky met Vinny, then age 13, as he was booked into a juvenile detention center for stabbing his mother’s assailant. Through Kosofsky’s close relationship with Vinny and eventually, his older brother David, she has captured an intimate look at a family struggling to remain connected throughout recurring periods of incarceration.
The exhibition also includes a selection of images from Kosofsky’s photo essay “Still My Mother, Still My Father” featuring snapshots of bonding visits between incarcerated women and men with their children at prisons across Florida.
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
About the photographer:
Featured in global publications like Time, Slate, the Washington Post, Le Monde, the New Yorker and in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kosofsky’s long-term immersion into her subjects’ lives produces an intimate perspective on social justice issues.