Karen, the day before her release from prison. She served 35 years.
Walking through the gate into freedom.
Outside the homeless shelter in the South Bronx
New bedroom in a homeless shelter in the East Village
Delivering papers to the courthouse in Staten Island as part of her paralegal duties.
Union Square farmer’s market.
Meeting a friend after work.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the former superintendent of the prison where she was incarcerated for many years. She had worked as the superintendent’s clerk.
Bedroom at the homeless shelter a few weeks after her arrival
Dinner hour at the shelter.
The backyard at the shelter.
All of Karen’s possessions.
Times Square after being to a play as the invited guest of the producer
Talking with Nate, a homeless man who panhandles next to her shelter.
Greeting JB’s sister for the first time in many years. (JB, Karen’s lifetime partner, died in prison two years before Karen’s release.) Staten Island, NY 2017