The Chicago Tribune Highlights Tamms Year Ten Campaign
In the October 16 edition of the Chicago Tribune reporter Steve Mills highlights the Tamms Year Ten Campaign (TY10) organized by SAIC alumna Laurie Jo Reynolds (MFA 2000). The project represents a coalition of advocates critical of harsh conditions at Tamms supermax prison, which, as Mills explains, “is supposed to hold the state’s hardest-to-control inmates.” Mills focuses on TY10’s photography project, which employs volunteer photographers to capture specific images requested by prisoners inside Tamms. "The things the [inmates] are thinking about are images they already have in their minds," Reynolds explains. "It's how they've survived." TY10’s campaign offices are currently housed in SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries through December 21.