Captured is a series of images taken of youth inside the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center in Madison Wisconsin. The series hopes to expose the general community to what life is like for incarcerated youth in Dane County. While at the same time creating a visual narrative that documents and puts a face to what racial disparity looks like in present day Dane County.

This series is made possible by GSAFE, ( and The New Narrative Project. The New Narrative Project aims to be a bridge between incarcerated young people and self- determination. A series of weekly ninety minuet workshops that take place in the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center have been designed to specifically empower young people though an orientation of their imaginations allowing incarcerated youth access their own endless potential, as they cultivate their ability to think analytically about the social justice issues they are impacted by. As youth engage in workshops they explore playwriting, improvisation, poetry, hip hop/music production, and wide rage perspectives as we uplift each students identities.

Captured was financed and created by GSAFE. GSAFE is a Wisconsin non-profit that works with LGBTQ+ youth.

GSAFE increases the capacity of LGBTQ+ students, educators, and families to create schools in Wisconsin where all youth thrive. We do this by:

Developing the leadership of LGBTQ+ students,
Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances,
Training educational staff,
Advancing educational justice,
Advocating for public policy, and
Deepening racial, gender, trans, and social justice.

You can learn more about GSAFE and donate to the cause by visiting