Richard Ross will talk about his Juvenile in Justice series and his experience documenting incarcerated youth throughout America. Ross is a photographer, researcher and professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California.
Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey and MacArthur Foundations. Ross was awarded both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. His most recent work, the Juvenile In Justice series, 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. Two books and traveling exhibitions of the work continue to see great success while Ross collaborates with juvenile justice stakeholders, using the images as a catalyst for change.
Ross's exbhibition, Juvenile In Justice, will be opening later that evening at 7:30pm in the City Hall Showers Building Atrium. To view the full schedule of events, visit the Eskenazi Museum's website.
The full two days of events are funded by the Office of the Vice Provost of Research and the Arts and Humanities Council at Indiana University Bloomington through the Public Arts Grant and are supported by the City of Bloomington, IU Eskenazi Museum of Art, IU Media School, Your Art Here, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning, Monster House Press, Rhino's Youth Center, Pages to Prisoners, and the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies.
Photojournalist, author, and educator Steve Raymer — a long-time National Geographic Magazine staff photographer and senior editor — taught visual journalism, media ethics, international newsgathering, and reporting war and terrorism at the Indiana University Media School for 21 years.
After serving as an officer in the United States Army, he joined the staff of National Geographic in 1972, launching a career that has taken him to more than 100 countries. From famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia to the collapse of the Soviet Union, Raymer’s photographs illustrated more than 30 bylined National Geographic Magazine articles, as well as numerous other Geographic articles, books, and multimedia presentations.
Among his notable National Geographic stories were pieces about the global hunger crisis (1975), the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline (1976), the worldwide illegal trade in endangered animals (1981), Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul under Soviet occupation (1985), the humanitarian work of the International Committee of the Red Cross in more than a dozen war zones around the world (1986), the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine (1987), and the tumultuous birth of a new and independent Russia (1990, 1991, 1993).
In 2018, Indiana University Press will publish his photographic memoir titled Somewhere West of Lonely: My Life in Pictures. To learn more about Steve, visit his website: https://www.steveraymer.com/.