by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Yikes! Richard Ross’s new photographs elicit a visceral response -- your hair stands up on the back of your neck, you get goose bumps, your throat tightens. Simple but sleek, the images range from holding cells and isolation rooms to church interiors and nursery-school classrooms. Titled "Architecture of Authority," the exhibition (and an accompanying book, published by Aperture) is Michel Foucault meets Gitmo, a perfect sound-bite of an exhibition for our post-9/11 times.