RICHARD Ross | Introductory Presentation by Leah Millis
November 11th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
Tickets available at the door 7:00 pm or online Suggested Donation: $10.00 general admission, $5.00 students with ID
Richard Ross is based in Santa Barbara, California. A photographer, researcher and professor of art, his most recent work, the -- In Justice series, examines the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. Ross collaborates with juvenile justice stakeholders, using the images as a catalyst for change. He is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Casey and MacArthur Foundations, and has been awarded both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships.
Ross's work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; National Building Museum, Washington D.C; Aperture Gallery, New York; ACME. Gallery, Los Angeles; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. He was the principal photographer for the Getty Conservation Institute and the Getty Museum on many of their architectural projects. He has photographed extensively for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, SF Examiner, Vogue, COLORS, Time, Newsweek, Le Monde and many more. A dozen books of his work have been published including Girls in Justice 2015, Juvenile in Justice 2012, Architecture of Authority (Aperture 2007), Waiting for the End of the World (Princeton Architectural Press 2005), Gathering Light (University of New Mexico 2001) and Museology (Aperture 1988). Ross is a Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1977.
Represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York
Leah Millis has been a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle since 2013. Originally from Colorado she has worked for six different newspapers across the country as a photojournalist. Major projects include covering stories in Haiti, Bay Area police brutality protests, and a long term documentation on the worst drought in California’s modern history. Millis believes wholeheartedly “that powerful storytelling can still change the world”.