Work by Zachary Huntress and Sarah Izatt, two Chester College photography students, will be part of A Prison Nation: Unlocking the Stories, opening at 6 p.m., Thursday, January 22 in the MUB Strafford Room, Memorial Union Building, on the University of New Hampshire campus. It is part of UNH’s 2009 MLK Celebratory events commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Prison Nation, which also features work by students from UNH and the New Hampshire Institute of Art, examines the impact and effects of imprisonment from different angles: that of the people who are in prison or have been in the system. The exhibit will, not only provide a glimpse of the overlying problems associated with this growth in incarceration rates, but will also illuminate the faces, voices, and stories behind the numbers.
More information about all of the MLK events is available online.