Lucinda Devlin – The Omega Suites

Between 1991 and 1998 Lucinda Devlin photographed in penitentiaries in twenty states, with the permission and cooperation of the local authorities. She called the resulting series The Omega Suites, alluding to the final letter of the Greek alphabet as a metaphor for the finality of execution. The series includes thirty chilling color photographs of execution chambers and associated spaces, such as holding cells and viewing rooms. With over 3000 inmates on death row and 70 percent of US citizens supporting the death penalty, The Omega Suites brings focus to one of the great ethical questions facing contemporary Americans, about which public opinion continues to be passionate. Taken from Annals of Americus.

All images © Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin

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