Over a series of decades photographer, Richard Ross, has used his camera as a tool to tell the stories of children behind bars. Ross’ Juvenile-in-Justice traveling exhibition has evolved to include not only his striking photos, but also a collection of interviews, audio documents, and texts from more than 1,000 kids, collected from 300 sites in 35 states. The imagery is raw, powerful – almost palpable – as he strives to explain how, why, and (most importantly) if children should be incarcerated. Striking imagery, coupled with heartbreaking, yet humanizing stories just may be the catalyst for changing the system for 53,000+ children currently in custody.
All images © Richard Ross, Juvenile-in-Justice
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