Ron Levine - Prisoners of Age
Ron Levine is an accomplished Montreal photographer and a friend of the boutique. Several years ago, he left a successful commercial career to concentrate his talents on being a visual artist who dedicated his efforts to in-depth reportage. This decision eventually led to the creation of a lasting record about people who have been condemned to life behind bars.
Prisoners of Age, Ron’s compelling collection of portraits, reportage work and interviews with elderly prison inmates was originally shown at Alcatraz in 2000-2001. Since then, the exhibition has been staged in Ottawa, Philadelphia, Montreal, Fremantle and Brisbane.
In July 2015, an extensively updated effort with new prints and insights is scheduled to return to the infamous prison.
Ron has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed for printing and hanging the new, larger than life (twelve-foot tall) photos that will showcase and anchor Prisoners of Age when it returns to The Rock!