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Juvenile-In-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

Date & Time: August 24, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Location: 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.

Photographer Richard Ross on Juvenile-In-Justice

Thursday, August 23 / 6 pm

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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