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Richard Ross
Photography by Richard Ross seen at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis - It was just last year…
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It was just last year…

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Richard Ross' "It was just last year…" (photomurals; 108 24" x 24" photos; 2013) is a series of three photomurals depicting the people, landscapes, buildings, parks and houses in the neighborhoods served by the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, in Central Indiana.

"Collective Memory" serves as a great theme for the work. Ross wanted to create a series of “tiles” that would reference the world that surrounds the hospital and make it a familiar and comfortable space. His goal was for the artworks to transform the new space into a warm, welcoming, familiar environment for staff, patients, and visitors. To achieve this he collaborated with students from Marion County, ensuring the artwork truly belonged to the community it would reside in.

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Richard Ross

Meet the Creator

Richard Ross is a photographer, researcher and professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey and MacArthur Foundations. Ross was awarded both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. His most recent work, the -- In Justice series, turns a lens on the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. Two books and traveling exhibitions of the work continue to see great success while Ross collaborates with juvenile justice stakeholders, using the images as a catalyst for change.

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.”