This year marks the second decade of the The National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s Media for a Just Society Awards. The MJS Awards celebrate excellent films, books, journalistic projects and other media that strives to increase public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues. In exciting news, Juvenile In Justice has been selected this year as a finalist in the book category! In addition to being pleased about the nomination, we think that overall the list of finalists is a killer resource of books, movies and articles that you should read/watch. Peruse the entire list here: http://nccdglobal.org/sites/default/files/mjs-finalists-2013.pdf. Thanks NCCD!
Really cool! In March, Juvenile In Justice the exhibition traveled overseas to show at the Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna, Austria and at the Centre d’Action Laïque de Charleroi in Charleoi, Belgium. The show was very well received Belgium National Television showed up at the opening and interviewed Richard and the curators. Screen shots below!
Also! If you’re near Wisconsin, don’t miss the exhibition which opens at the University of Madison, Wisconsin on May 2nd! More details HERE.
Wow! Holland Cotter reviewed the Juvenile-in-Justice exhibition at Ronald Feldman Gallery. His thoughts:
“Conceptually, the show is a sobering trip down the dead-end street that is America’s prison system. Visually, it’s as gripping as any art around.”
Read the entire review HERE.
Don’t miss it! The exhibition runs until February 16 at Feldman Gallery, 31 Mercer Street, New York.
The Juvenile-in-Justice exhibition currently on view at Ronald Feldman Gallery is reviewed in this week’s edition of the New Yorker! You can read it online HERE.
“The big color portraits are blunt documents– cold and effective.” -New Yorker
If you’re in the city: the exhibition is up until February 16th, at 31 Mercer St. New York, NY. More details at the gallery site HERE.
The Juvenile-in-Justice exhibition currently on view at Ronald Feldman Gallery in Soho was reviewed on Wednesday in the Village Voice. Robert Shuster writes:
“The understated display here (the unframed images are simply pinned to the wall) pulls you close, face-to-face with troubled kids. Their own words, recorded by Ross in interviews, appear on text panels—stories of family strife, confessions of guilt, and a doleful resignation to a vast, often harsh system that doesn’t offer anyone much chance for rehab. Ross’s compositions capture that quiet misery.”
Read the entire review HERE.
If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet… don’t miss it! It runs until February 16 at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31 Mercer Street, 212-226-3232. More details at the site HERE.
The annual Ridenhour Prizes recognize acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society. For 2013, Juvenile-in-Justice the book has been nominated and made a finalist for the Ridenhour Book Prize. We are very excited to have the work and the issues it presents noticed by such an important organization. Winners in all categories will be announced later this year and we will, of course, keep you apprised of any updates (Also, you can buy your copy of the book on the site HERE.)
And, if you’re in or around New York (or have friends that are) be sure to visit the Juvenile-in-Justice exhibition at Ronald Feldman Gallery in SoHo, which is up until February 16th and recently featured in the New Yorker Magazine. More details on the exhibition HERE.
This week’s edition of the New Yorker features an photograph from Juvenile-in-Justice currently on display at the exhibition at Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York + a mention in the short list. IF you’re in the city, the show runs until February 16th. More details at the gallery site HERE.
What an amazing night! This work has been viewed in many venues– from magazines to online slideshows to reports from non-profits. In every space you receive the work differently. On Saturday night at the exhibition at Ronald Feldman in NY, visitors were able to see the work large and printed and in-your-face. Filling two giant rooms in the SoHo gallery, the work hung unframed and un-matted, leaving nothing to separate you from the lives and stories of the juveniles in the photographs. It was simultaneously beautiful and fiercely powerful. Thanks to all who came out and to the Feldman’s and their wonderful staff for such great execution of the exhibition (Pictures below). And if you are in the area be sure to visit the exhibition, which runs until February 6. More details at the gallery website HERE.
In September I was at Penn State for a couple of jam-packed days– exhibiting the work, lecturing, sitting on a panel, and visiting with faculty and students. It was a great trip, completely multidisciplinary and educational for all. One of the days I recorded an interview for Conversations from Penn State. It’s now available online HERE, and embedded below. Enjoy! Also this is just a 20 minute segment… be sure to come to the lecture at the Vera Institute of Justice on January 9th at 6pm for more! (RSVP HERE)
Yesterday, my image of a restraint chair at Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center in Wisconsin was featured in the NY Times alongside an article about the reforms being made to the juvenile justice system in Shelby County, Tennessee. The piece, by Kim Severson, details an ongoing federal investigation which revealed a system that was treating kids poorly, incarcerating a disproportionately high number of black teenagers, and employing bad and sometimes illegal practices. I have not been able to photograph in Tennessee, and perhaps this article illustrates what administrators desired to keep opaque. It is disappointing, but we can hope that now, with attention being paid and new changes being federally mandated, that the system in Shelby County (which includes Memphis) will improve for those that it serves.
Read the entire article HERE.