Juvenile In Justice:
Photographs by Richard Ross
January 25–April 13, 2014
“This is beautiful photography… Yet to see it as photography is to miss the point.
This is sociology, and psychology and criminology and public policy, but it is also
about man’s capacity to do evil to his fellow man, or in this case, the children of
men.”–––John Fleming, editor, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange On any given day, some 70,000 young people in the United States are in juvenile detention
or correctional facilities. California photographer Richard Ross turns his lens on
this socially relevant topic. Culled from nearly 1,000 images of juveniles at more
than 300 juvenile detention facilities in 31 states, including Kansas, the exhibition
will be a sobering trip down the dead-end street that is America’s prison system.
Visually it will be as gripping as any art around.
Richard Ross’ works have been exhibited in museums worldwide. He has won Guggenheim
and Fulbright fellowships, and received grants from the National Education Association,
Center for Cultural Innovation, and Annie E. Casey Foundation. Currently he is a professor
of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
“Richard Ross has managed to take very expressive pictures of these very unexpressive
places. It’s obvious this … is a labor of love.”–––Ira Glass, host and producer, This American Life, Juvenile in Justice exhibition catalog.
This exhibition courtesy of Richard Ross and www.juvenile-in-justice.com. The Wichita presentation of this exhibition is generously supported by the Kansas
Health Foundation; Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, WSU; Keith and
Georgia Stevens; Wichita State University; and the City of Wichita.
Learn more at ulrich.wichita.edu/events
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 7-9 P.M.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 6 P.M.
WSU Campus Activities Center Theater
How Kansas Human Trafficking Legislation Has Changed the Face of Juveniles in Justice
Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Moderator and Executive Director, WSU Center for Combating Human Trafficking
Marc Bennett, District Attorney
Timothy H. Henderson, District Court Judge, 18th Judicial District Juvenile Division, Sedgwick County
Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 6 P.M.
ARTIST TALK: Richard Ross
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 6 P.M.
FILM SCREENING: Kids for Cash
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 6 P.M.
WORKING PANEL DISCUSSION:
Juvie Justice in the 21st Century: The Cost of Confinement
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1-3 P.M.
TEEN DAY: Tees for Teens
This program is suitable for pre-teens and teens ages 11–18.