Juvenile In Justice
by Richard Ross. Foreword by Ira Glass. Preface by Bart Lubow.
Richard Ross, Santa Barbara, 2012. 192 pp., 143 color photographs, 8½x10½".
Winner of the 2012 Best News and Documentary Photography Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors for a selection published in Harper’s Magazine, the photographs in Juvenile in Justice open our eyes to the world of the incarceration of American youth. The nearly 150 images in this book were made over 5 years of visiting more than 1,000 youth confined in more than 200 juvenile detention institutions in 31 states. These riveting photographs, accompanied by the life stories that these young people in custody shared with Ross, give voice to imprisoned children from families that have no resources in communities that have no power.
With essays by Ira Glass of National Public Radio's This American Life and Bart Lubow, Director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Justice Strategy Group