In this video, Richard Ross speaks about how the images from Architecture of Authority as a whole engage in a discussion attempting to change our perception of our social surroundings.

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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