Voices of Juvenile Justice with Photographer Richard Ross and Chef Jeff Henderson
For a powerful presentation, tasting and photography exhibit exploring young people’s experiences inside the criminal justice system, join The Mob Museum for an evening with Las Vegas’ own Chef Jeff Henderson of The Chef Jeff Project and Richard Ross, a photographer known for his compelling Juvenile-in-Justice series. Hear Ross’ firsthand encounters with youths in the system and the effects it has on their health, well-being and future. Henderson will discuss his own experiences of incarceration and how his program provides an opportunity for system-impacted teens through culinary job training. Guests will enjoy a tasting courtesy of Henderson’s budding food professionals and the chance to see Ross’ poignant work.
Richard Ross Photography
Chef Jeff Henderson Featured on Oprah
Richard Ross is an artist/activist/photographer, distinguished research professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. As the creator of Juvenile-in-Justice, his work 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. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, MacArthur and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Ross was awarded both Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. Three 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.
Jeff started his culinary career in the unlikeliest of places: prison. While serving nearly ten years, he discovered an untapped passion for cooking, which led to executive chef positions at Bellagio and Caesars Palace.
Jeff’s inspiring story has been featured on Oprah’s Life Class, Good Morning America, Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, The Steve Harvey Show and in major publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, People Magazine, the Washington Post, and many others. When Jeff is not traveling the world teaching his life-changing lessons, he resides in Las Vegas with his wife Stacy and their five children.