Richard Ross is a photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the Guggenheim, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fulbright, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Ross was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 to complete work on Architecture of Authority.
Ross’s most recent work, Juvenile-in-Justice, 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. Juvenile-in-Justice will be published as a book in 2012 with a foreword by Ira Glass and an essay by Bart Lubow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The work will be shown as a traveling exhibition starting at the University of Paris, in Spring 2012, the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative conference in April, Nevada Museum of Art in Fall 2012, Roosevelt University in Fall 2012, and Ronald Feldman Gallery in 2013. The work has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, PBS Newshour, Wired.com, CBS News, and NPR.
Ross was the principal photographer for the Getty Conservation Institute and the Getty Museum. He has photographed extensively for the NY Times, LA Times, la Repubblica, COLORS, Courrier, and more.