Deborah Luster

April 3, 2003 - April 26, 2003

One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana
1998-2001

Image © Deborah Luster

One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana
1998-2001

Image © Deborah Luster

One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana
1998-2001

Image © Deborah Luster

One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana
1998-2001

Image © Deborah Luster

Deborah Luster


Louisiana, Deborah Luster’s home state, incarcerates more of its population than any other state in the Union. The United States incarcerates more of its population than any other country in the free world. Luster’s recent project, “One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana,” is a hauntingly moving documentation of prisoners at three prisons in Louisiana–a minimum security facility, a prison for women, and Angola, a maximum security facility housing over 5,000 men.