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Artist Explores Mass Incarcerations

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:28:07 CDT
By: Laura Kennedy

Artist Explores Mass Incarcerations
A Chicago artist uses a bird's eye view of correctional facilities to examine the architecture of mass incarcerations. Photographer Billy McGuinness has created one-of-a-kind aerial photographs of prisons in his work, "Illinois Corrections." McGuinness says he was inspired by a class he took at the Art Institute of Chicago, where masters students regularly went to the Cook County Jail to produce videos with inmates. The experience had a huge impact on McGuinness and led him to create his latest works, which are currently on display at the Illinois State University Galleries. Laura Kennedy has more.


Check out photos from the "Illinois Corrections" exhibition.


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