[Independent, KCRW] ISOLATED / by richard ross

Simultaneously with the opening of Juvenile in Justice's exhibition titled ISOLATED, KCRW in Santa Barbara interviewed Richard on site in the gallery, and The Independent wrote a nice piece on the exhibition. Additionally, Santa Barbara City College's student-run newspaper also ran a short article.


We're thrilled to have the opportunity show in our hometown and invoke change in the solitary confinement practices of the California justice system.


The photos Ross takes are ordinarily designed to protect the privacy of his subjects, but his new installation was designed with an eye to invading the privacy of someone else — the viewer. “I like it that it’s distracting,” Ross says to me as the sound of taped testimony interrupts our conversation. “It should be distracting because that’s what life is like for these kids.” — Charles Donelan, writing for The Independent