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Internationally Renowned Photographer Richard Ross to Visit Penn State

Richard Ross, an American photographer best known for his body of work on the Architecture of Authority, for which he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, will be visiting Penn State September 17–18 to talk about his forthcoming book on juvenile detention and treatment in the United States.

Internationally Renowned Photographer Richard Ross to Visit Penn State in September

Richard Ross, an American photographer best known for his body of work on the Architecture of Authority, for which he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, will be visiting Penn State September 17–18 to talk about his forthcoming book on juvenile detention and treatment in the United States.

His forthcoming book on this work, Juvenile-in-Justice, is based on Mr. Ross’s visits to more than 200 juvenile detention institutions in 31 states over a five-year period, where he interacted with more than 1,000 youth. The nearly 150 images in the book are accompanied by these youths’ life stories as shared with Mr. Ross. A selection of the book’s photographs featured in Harper’s Magazine recently received the 2012 Best News and Documentary Photography Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Mr. Ross will offer two lectures: "Roadmap for a More Effective Argument for Social Justice," September 17, 3:30–5:30 p.m., the Living Center (110 Henderson) (this includes a photo exhibit and book signing), as part of the Prevention Research Center fall 2012 seminar series; and "Juvenile-in-Justice," September 18, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, where his lecture will be part of the John M. Anderson Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (this includes a book signing).

His visit is being co-sponsored by the School of the Visual Arts, College of Art and Architecture; Prevention Research Center and EPISCenter, College of Health and Human Development; Justice Center for Research, Child Study Center, and Department of Psychology, College of the Liberal Arts; and Center for Immigrants Rights and Center on Children and the Law, Penn State School of Law.