The United States locks up more young people than any other country in the world – and a disproportionate number of detainees are African American, Latino, or youth of color. In this timely exhibition, photographers Richard Ross and Zora Murff take us behind the scenes of America’s juvenile justice system, exploring issues of social justice, treatment, placement, and the role of images in how we perceive incarcerated youth.
Richard Ross will discuss his award-winning series, Juvenile In Justice as published on NPR, CNN, and Harper's. He'll be joined by artist Zora Murff; Mia Fischer, Assistant professor at CU Denver who will discuss activism, new media, and ethics; and Alex Landau from the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, who will discuss activism for social justice. Event location: 1201 Larimer St., Denver, 80204; Academic Building 1, Room 1500.