Photography/Photojournalism/Art & Social Justice/(100% Art)
Professor Ross has been published worldwide in magazines such as The New York Times, Harpers, Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, Wired.com, COLORS, La Repubblica, Le Monde, Vogue, etc. His project of the last seven years, Juvenile-In-Justice, has been presented before US Senate Committees and the US Supreme court impacting the discussion of public policy regarding youth in the Criminal Justice system. The work was awarded Best News and Documentary Photography by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2012 and the book, Juvenile-in-Justice, has garnered awards from American Library Association. Ross has also spoken in the US and abroad at conferences for the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiatives, Women in Legislature and the American Bar Association and the American Institute of Architects. Ross has shown at numerous venues including the Tate Modern, Speed Museum, British Museum, and Ronald Feldman Gallery and will continue to travel in the next two years. His work has been featured on NPR, PBS NewsHour, CBS, PDN, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post and many more. He is the recipient of numerous grants including NEA, Fulbright, and Guggenheim.
Ross has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 1977. In the classroom he encourages students to create work that is challenging both to themselves and the greater public.