Mark Strandquist (B.F.A. ’13) was featured in The New York Times blog, Lens, which highlighted work from his “Windows From Prison” initiative. “Windows from Prison” focuses on inmates from Washington, D.C. that have been sent outside of the District to one of the country’s many federal penitentiaries. To help bridge the distance gap between the inmates and their homes, friends and family, Strandquist and his partners pose one not-so-simple question, “If you could have a window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to?” The results are showcased through the stories from the inmates with their view captured in photographs. Strandquist leads this initiative and works with partners like Free Minds DC, Provisions Library, Duke Ellington School of the Arts and George Mason University.

Photo credit: Mark Strandquist, “Windows From Prison” installation at George Mason University


October 17, 2014