b. 1966 UK
Permanent residence London UK
Richard studied photography at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and has been based in London for 20 years, his images are in permanent and private collections including the National Portrait Galleries of London and Canada and the Smithsonian, Washington DC. He participates in selected group and solo shows worldwide. Recently his images have been part of major collaborative exhibitions in New York, Japan, Canada, London, Paris and Philadelphia. He received a gold award at Prix de la Photographie, Paris ’11. He has reviewed portfolios for the World Photography Organization in 2011 and 2012, curated his first exhibition in 2012.
OVERALL WINNER, 7th Arte Laguna Prize 12.13, Arsenale di Venezia
‘Beyond Contemporary Art’, Etan Ilfield, Vivays Publishing
Salon Art Prize
‘I LOVE YOU’ Tenderpixel Gallery, London (curator)
PARTLY CLOUDY, IZOLYATSIA Foundation, Ukraine
Foto8 Summer Show, Host Gallery, London
IPA International Photography Awards
Grand Prix de la Découverte 2012 (Jury Merit)
IZOLYATSIA residency, Ukraine
GOLD Award Prix de la Photographie, Paris ’11 ‘The Big Society’
IPA International Photography Awards
ALTERED STATES, Foley Gallery, New York
Ring Cube Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (ONWARD ’11 tour)
Beyond Likeness: Contemporary Works, Portrait Gallery of Canada/Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Canada
The Open West 2011 – curated mixed media Fine Art (guest curator Richard Billingham), UK
Project Basho – ONWARD ’11 – juried contemporary photography, Philadelphia,USA
The Bottom Line – Fine Art mixed media, Tenderpixel Gallery
DC FOTOWEEK International, USA
Mussee de la Photographie, Belgium (Acquisition: Mirriam & Alf, 2009)
The Art of Photgraphy Show, San Diego
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Thirteen star photographers and their concepts – FOTOmagazin, Germany
Series Ron & Roger – Vision Magazine, China
Andrew Gilligan – acquired by National Portrait Gallery, Permanent Collection, London
Beyond Likeness – Contemporary works from the National Portrait Gallery, Canada
Spider Black & White Awards
Renaissance Photography Prize
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
Winner – Russian Art Week St Petersburg (modern problems) & Moscow (portraiture)
Winner – LPA Love and Hope
Honorable Mention, PX3 La Prix de la Photographie, Paris
Solo Show, Tenderpixel Gallery, London W1
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London
‘Charlie Hill, 2006′ acquired for the National Portrait Gallery Permanent collection
Selected ‘Best in Book’ – Creative Review Photography Annual
Shots Magazine 100th edition
Image ‘Peter Mandleson & Alastair Campbell, 2004’ acquired for the National Portrait Gallery Permanent collection.
Nocoaton Fatal Attraction & Marie-‘Louise with Toys/Flowers’ at Tenderpixel Gallery, London, W1
Image ‘Sasha, UK’ selected for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery Portrait Awards, London
‘Pride and Vulnerability’ – Interview with FOTOmagazin, Hamburg
Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC acquires portrait of David Lynch.
National Portrait Gallery of Canada acquires portrait of David Cronenberg.
Alison Lapper, Mary Archer, Nigel Slater and Darcus Howe acquired by the National Portrait Gallery permanent collection.
Hall Carpenter Archive, British Library of Political & Economic Science acquires the exhibition series ‘Ron & Roger’.
Two images, ‘Peter Mandleson & Alastair Campbell’ and ‘Step Children in Love’ selected for exhibition at the Schweppes Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London.
‘Hard Faced’ – Cover interview with the British Journal of Photography.
Two images, ‘Mary Archer’ and ‘Omar & Betty Swallocks’ selected for exhibition at the Schweppes Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London.
Two images, ‘Pedro Rizzo’ from the series ‘Cage Fighters, Las Vegas’ and ‘Chris and David’ from the series ‘Ron & Roger’ selected for exhibition at the John Kobal Award.
The exhibition ‘Ron and Roger’, a study of the first gay couples to join the Greater London Authority’s, London Partnership Register received high acclaim, was critics choice in Time Out London and was invited to show in the turbine hall at Tate modern to celebrate Londoner’s day. Nominated for the Citibank prize at The Photographer’s Gallery, London.
‘Leslie Crowther – an iconoclastic Pantomine’