by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

160 pages, color and b&w, paperback
Edition of 1000
ISBN: 978-0-9799188-6-5

Artist Jeff Barnett-Winsby had been photographing in Lansing Prison for a year, when he found out that an inmate, John Maynard, had escaped with the help of a social worker, Toby Young. Maynard and Young, under the aliases Mark West and Molly Rose, were captured two weeks later in Tennessee. This book is a collection of Barnett-Winsby’s photographs and correspondence with the two lovers, both before and after the escape.

Jeff Barnett-Winsby was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1979 and currently
lives and works in Wassaic, NY where he is a co-director at the
Wassaic Project, a community based arts and music organization. He
received a BA from Washburn University in 2002 and a MFA from the
Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. He has taught in the graduate
and undergraduate programs at the Rhode Island School of Design as
well as the University of Rhode Island.

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