In this video, during the installation of the exhibition at Aperture Gallery, Richard Ross speaks about his experience inside Abu Ghraib and a disturbing discovery there. Ross also explains how he got access to such official and confidential spaces.
The exhibition Architecture of Authority is currently on view at Aperture Gallery through July 31st. With this body of work American photographer Richard Ross presents unsettling pictures of architectural spaces that each exert a kind of power over the individual. From a Montessori preschool, to churches and mosques, to an interrogation room at Guantánamo and segregation cells at Abu Ghraib, Ross's photographs reflect the state of our post 9/11 world—one in which he believes the public has become accustomed to the abuse of power, erosion of individual liberty, illegitimate authority, and constant surveillance.
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