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One Big Self Prisoners of Louisiana by Deborah Luster

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Published by Twin Palms Publishers .
Written in English


  • Individual photographers,
  • Photographs: collections,
  • Pictorial works,
  • Louisiana,
  • Photography,
  • Poetry,
  • Subjects & Themes - Portraits,
  • Individual Photographer,
  • Photoessays & Documentaries,
  • American - General,
  • Prisoners

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8805750M
ISBN 101931885257
ISBN 109781931885256

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