AUNTIE’S HOUSE ON THE BLOCK—Darrius
“Photo Requests From Solitary” was one of many projects launched by Tamms Year Ten to build publicity for the campaign to close Tamms supermax. The men in Tamms were invited to request a photograph of anything in the world, real or imagined. The responses they sent back included the Kaaba (sacred house) in Mecca, comic-book heroes locked in epic battle, Egyptian artifacts, a brown-and-white horse rearing in weather cold enough to see his breath, and the Mexican flag at the Zocalo at sunrise. Many men asked for scenes from their old neighborhoods. Darrius requested a photograph of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, including his aunt’s house and the whole block of 63rd and Marshfield, at 2 p.m., facing east. “Let the people outside know that the picture is for D-man,” he told us.