Photographer; Creator, Juvenile-in-Justice
Richard Ross is an artist, activist, photographer, and distinguished research professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. As the creator of Juvenile-in-Justice, his work turns a lens on the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist, and, occasionally, harm them. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Center for Cultural Innovation, and he has been awarded Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. Three books and traveling exhibitions of his work continue to see great success while Ross collaborates with juvenile justice stakeholders, using the images as a catalyst for change.