The number of kids entering the juvenile justice system has declined steadily in recent years, yet girls continue to represent an ever-growing share of those arrested, detained, and committed to custody. In his latest collection of photographs, Girls in Justice , Richard Ross—who has spent the past eight years documenting incarcerated kids—explores the lives of young women in custody. His haunting photos, taken across different detention facilities, illuminate the difficult circumstances absent caregivers, poverty, physical abuse, sexual violence, etc. In the book, for privacy reasons, the girls are identified only by their initials, and their faces are obscured.
This was a purely research-based residency working on a software tool. During this residency, I refined this back end, optimizing it for video synthesis with LZX modules. There was never any goal of producing anything finished that could be displayed in an art gallery, but the following coarse feedback video displays an instance of how this worked. During one of the many dinners we enjoyed together, I talked to my colleague Martin Back about many things, and during one, we discussed the new plague emerging in China.
Then again, I doubt any man who's not in medicine is willing to put up with the sacrifices of being a neurosurgeons husband. He has spent years building his practice and is a busy, highly successful pediatric surgeon who is compassionate and respected by everybody, but I think by nature, it is hard for him to be empathetic or to relate to more personal issues. We see each other about once every ten days, or times a week at most when his schedule is lighter. We are trying to conceive now, and I am contemplating if this was the right path for me.