Juvenile-In-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

August 23, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – September 30, 2012 @ 11:20 am
Nevada Museum of Art

Photographs by Richard Ross

August 24, 2012 – January 13, 2013
At the Nevada Museum of Art 

This powerful and haunting series of photographs documents and examines the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities in the United States.

For the past five years, photographer Richard Ross has interviewed and photographed both pre-adjudicated and committed youth in the juvenile justice system. To date, he has visited more than 250 facilities in 30 states—including Nevada. Ross has photographed in group homes, police departments, youth correctional facilities, juvenile courtrooms, high schools, shelters, classrooms, interview rooms, and maximum security lock-down and non-lock-down shelters, to name just a few.

Ross received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville and teaches art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was principal photographer for the Getty Museum and their Villa Project and does editorial work for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, Vogue, La Repubblica, and Architectural Digest..

Exclusive Sponsorship of Juvenile-In-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross by the Wilhelm Hoppe Family Trust.

Photographer Richard Ross on Juvenile-In-Justice

Thursday, August 23 / 6 pm

  Premiere Lecture                                                   Photographer Richard                                                   Ross on                                                   Juvenile-In-Justice

Join law enforcement, juvenile probation, judicial, and children and family service organizations to meet the artist as he presents his work in Juvenile-In-Justice, relating the stories and interviews of juvenile offenders that he has collected over the past six years. Wine reception to follow.

$10 / $8 Museum members

This premiere lecture is sponsored exclusively by RBC Wealth Management.


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Richard Ross, Harrison County Juvenile Detention Center, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1, 2009. 33 x22 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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