Award Winning “Juvenile-in-Justice” Photographer to Speak on Art and the Incarceration of Young People

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Tuesday, Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross will premiere at Kennesaw State University (KSU), with a public lecture by the 2012 recipient of the National Magazine Award for News and Documentary Photography scheduled at 5 p.m. in the Prillaman Hall auditorium.

For five years, Ross visited more than 350 detention centers, treatment facilities, juvenile courtrooms and maximum-security lock-down shelters, documenting the daily lives of America’s incarcerated young people. Ross’s work, organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and sponsored by the Wilhelm Hoppe Family Trust, was recently featured in Harper’s Magazine, in addition to making appearances on and Picture Dept., a site operated by the photo editors at Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

Earlier this year, ProPublica listed “Juvenile-in-Justice” as one of the year’s five best investigative reports on prisons. And the American Society of Magazine Editors (AMSE) and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism praised Ross’ photo essay, calling it the best news and documentary photography of 2012.

The opening reception at KSU’s Sturgis Library Art Gallery will be held at 6 p.m. The exhibit will be featured from Oct. 9 until Nov. 1, with the gallery accessible Monday through Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The exhibit will also be open to visitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., and on Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Photo by Richard Ross. 

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