Peter Sellars & Richard Ross: Human Faces in the American Juvenile Justice Gulag

Peter Sellars & Richard Ross: Human Faces in the American Juvenile Justice Gulag

Co-presented with The Boethius Initiative

Juvenile In Justice is a project that documents the placement and treatment of American juveniles sentenced to facilities that punish, treat, confine, assist, and occasionally harm them. The acclaimed photographer Richard Ross and the MacArthur fellow artist Peter Sellars discuss the project, the reality of incarcerated young people in the United States, and the growing movement for youth justice system reform.

The Boethius Initiative aims to create and develop new images and new vocabulary that foster a shift in attitudes, a new set of relationships, renewed participation, and fresh thinking for 21st century citizens and voters.


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