Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

Deborah Luster

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There’s a political component to “One Big Self,” of course. By creating present-day inmate portraits that appear to be antiques, Luster slyly suggests that while the rest of the world has undergone social and technological sea changes, incarceration is essentially the same as it has been for more than a century.

Doug MacCash, New Orleans Times-Picayune

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