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Sara Bennett’s New Photo Series, “Looking Inside: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences,” Featured in the NYT

June 12, 2019 In the Press

Sara Bennett’s newest photo series, Looking Inside: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences, is now complete. The 20 portraits were taken throughout Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities, and the women all provided Bennett with handwritten statements answering the question, “What do you want to say to the outside world?”

Bennett writes, “I want the general public to think about lengthy incarceration, arbitrary parole denials, and what to do with a redeemed life.”

Her new series was featured in the New York Times, and her previous work has recently appeared in Variety and Rolling Stone. The opening reception for her photo series, Life after Life in Prison, took place at the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.