Richard Ross’s new book, The Architecture of Authority, illustrates how the physical spaces of prison, the police station, confessional, and even school force us to negotiate with these institutions for our autonomy and, in some cases, our freedom.

Large samples here and here with an interview with the photographer.

The Book
Hardcover: 144 pages
Product dimension: 9.3 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches
Publisher: Aperture Press
Publication date: Septembre 2007