de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

A Life Reclaimed: The Journey of Recent Exonoree Alan Crotzer—Photographs by Vance Jacobs

May 2 - July 1, 2006

Alan Crotzer

In this exhibition, San Francisco-based photographer Vance Jacobs provides us with an in-depth and up-close look at the story of one recent exoneree Alan Crotzer, a Florida man who spent almost 25 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Jacobs’ dramatic images showcase Crotzer’s struggles as he attempts to reclaim a normal life after more than two decades in prison.

Vance Jacobs’ photographs appear regularly in publications and exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. His clients include: The New York Times, Hewlett-Packard, Backpacker Magazine, USA Today, Johnson & Johnson, and The Ford Foundation, among others. Vance’s work has been honored in both the Pictures of the Year (POY) photography competition and The Communication Arts Photography Annual.

Image: Vance Jacobs, “It’s even more beautiful than I remember,” says Alan Crotzer, as he nears the water’s edge at St. Pete Beach, a few days after being released from prison, ©2006, chromogenic print, 16 x 24 in., Courtesy of the artist