Watch an interview with Richard Ross during the installation of his exhibition at Aperture Gallery: Architecture of Authority. In this clip, Ross gives a guided tour of several images from the show, highlighting the dialogue between two photos in particular—one taken at a military camp and the other at a mental institution. Ross also explains how being the son of a police officer has influenced his work on this project.
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.