OVERVIEWMAR 15 to APR 30Solo Exhibition
- Solo Exhibition
Dates and Opening hoursMAR 15 to APR 30, 2013
Mo-Fr 10 am to 6 pm, Sa noon to 6 pm
Vernissage: March 14, 2013 at 7 pm
In the USA, over 70,000 children are in custody every day. Juvenile In Justice is a project to document the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. The project includes images of over 1,000 juveniles and administrators over 250 facilities in 30 states in the U.S, plus extensive information collected from interviews.
Richard Ross created this body of work to instigate a policy reform and his hope is that by seeing these images, people will have a better understanding of the conditions that exist. America’s heavy reliance on juvenile incarceration is unique among the developed nations of the world. The portraits of these inmates, ranging in age from 10 to their early 20s, should raise questions which shall be asked here.
Lecture: Richard Ross will discuss the use of images in advocacy, social change and political movement and how his work evolved from the concept of artistic creation to testimony in front of the US Congress and the US Supreme Court.
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