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  • Like finding shells on the shore, I am collecting visual memories... Honorable Mention award in 3 categories at the 2015 International Photography Awards (IPA) by Lucie Foundation. Thanks to all 117+ jurors in this year's competition, who received 17841 submissions from 230+ countries.

    Go to Distant Memories 

  • This series won an IPA (International Photography Awards) Architecture category.

    Go to Urbanscape 

  • Black and White | Film-not-Dead | Street photography in cities around the world.

    Go to B/W 


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  • Honorable Mention award in 2014 International Photography Awards (IPA) by Lucie Foundation -- Crystal Cove Historical District is located in the Southern California coastline , with its amazing culture and history of improbable survival, and remains the area’s singular, unchanged iconic place in the sun since the 1920′s.

    Go to Crystal Cove 

  • On-going series about cessation of life.

    Go to Be Not Proud 

  • Nikon selected, Twilight, for a globally distributed calendar by Nikon Photo Contest International (NPCI ). The published calendar was comprised of 13 photographs selected from the annual competition which received 31,000 entries from 117 countries.

    Go to Twilight 


  • IPA 2018 -Extremely happy and grateful to receive 4 Honorable Mentions in the 2018 IPA International Photography Awards on 4 separate series/images.
  • I am at ARTSY.NET, represented by Fabrik Project Gallery in Culver City, CA. Check out the photography offered at Artsy, a premier go-to site for great photographic arts. Hit the Follow button to see my new additions.
  • Hive Gallery, “I Pity da Poe” exhibit, DTLA, Oct 6-29
  • Venice Arts 25th Gala exhibit, Venice CA, Oct 10-Nov 3
  • Very grateful to receive an art review for my solo at MOAH, thanks Genie Davis:
    • Richard Chow’s “Distant Memories”, is a lovely black and white series that takes us from the village to the sea. Capturing elegiac images of a childhood he could’ve experienced on Southern California beaches, but as an immigrant, did not; he’s collected a beautiful series of images into wall installations. Viewed at a remove through pier telescopes and long lenses, Chow lets us view just glimpses of wonder, a personal window into community, family, and love. Subjects from the Manhattan Beach Pier to body-boarders in the surf framed by the shade of a beach umbrella cumulatively shape and recreate an ephemeral time and place that never quite was, but always will be.”


 Current/Upcoming events


  • Putting on my producer hat for the the next OPEN SHOW LA event
    • OSLA #48 went successfully at Photo Independent at The Reef on Oct 6.
    • OSLA #49 will showcase exhibitors from Venice Arts 25th Gala. Oct 10. 7:30-9:30pm.
    • Please submit for our next event, which will be sometime in November/December. We like to Get Your Work Seen.


Solo Exhibits

  • 2018 Orange Coast College Art Center Gallery, Distant Memories series.
  • 2018  MOAH (Museum of Art and History, Lancaster), It Takes a Village, Richard exhibited at the North Gallery, with the Distant Memories series. Feb 10 to April 22.
  • 2017  Convergent Evolution,  A retrospective at the Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum at Silver Lake, CA. Aug 29 to Sept 17.
  • 2017  URBANSCAPE,  Gallery 417 at Metro 417, Downtown LA. 417 South Hill St., Suite#100, LA CA 90013. Corner of 4th and Hill. Metro Red Line @ Pershing Square. Press Release.
  • 2016  Distant Memories,  Gallery Presents (Phantom Gallery Presents), Hawthorne CA
  • 2015  Memories Redux,  Cause Gallery, Chung-king Road Art District, Downtown LA


Recent Awards

  • IPA 2018 - Received 4 Honorable Mentions in the 2018 IPA International Photography Awards on 4 separate series/images.
  • IPA 2017 - Received Silver award and 3 Honorable Mentions in the 2017 IPA International Photography Awards for 2 of my series:
    • Silver award for the URBANSCAPE series / Architecture category
    • 3 Honorable awards for the Into the Light series / a) Fine Art Abstract, b) Digital Enhanced, c) Advertizing
  • TIFA 2016 (December) - Tokyo International Foto Awards - Feel blessed and honored to receive 3 winning awards.
    • GOLD in Architecture – Urbanscape I
    • SILVER in People  - Distant Memories
    • BRONZE in Architecture – Urbanscape II (BW)
  • IPA 2016 - Extremely grateful to receive 4 Honorable Mentions in the 2016 IPA International Photography Awards for 2 of my series:
    • Urbanscape BW – Architecture with 3 winning categories a) Cityscape b) Buildings c) Architecture
    • Distant Memories – Special Category

2018 Exhibits  

  • Pop Arts Photo Show, Barker Hanger Santa Monica. Sept 27-30
  • Photo Independent, The Reef DTLA, Oct 5-7.
  • 5th Annual LACP Members Show - Los Angeles Center of Photography, curated by Catherine Couturier, owner/director of the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston Tx.
  • 100 Vibrant Artists Group Exhibit at the Neutra Museum Gallery at Silver Lake, CA.
  • Expanding Boundaries, 3rd Annual Fine Art Exhibit at LACP Los Angeles Center of Photography, curated by Scott B. Davis.
  • Solo Exhibit of Distant Memories at MOAH (Museum of Art and History at Lancaster), North Gallery. Press release.
  • Inaugural Group Show at the brand new Beyond The Lines (BTL) Gallery in DTLA.
  • bG Gallery, Santa Monica – Group Show “Greyscale Wonderland III”.  Exhibit at the FM Fine Art Gallery, 834 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles.

2017 Exhibits ( 2 solo, 15 group shows)

  • Venice Arts Gala, group exhibit, Oct 7 to Nov 4, 2017. Venice, CA.
  • Inaugural exhibit “California Rising” a group show at “Fabrik Projects Gallery“,  Culver City Art District, CA
  • LACP Los Angeles Center of Photography Members Exhibit at dnj Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica.
  • LAAA Gallery 825 Annual Benefit and Exhibit, West Hollywood West, CA.
  • MOAH Museum of Art and History at Lancaster CA, Cedarfest-32nd annual Juried exhibit, June 17-Aug 6.
  • Solo Exhibit at Gallery 417 at Metro 417, DTLA. Artist Reception on May 11 to June 6. 417 South Hill St., LA CA . Corner of 4th and Hill. Metro Red Line @ Pershing Square.
  • Exteriors group exhibit at Artshare L.A. May 27 to June 14.
  • Out There group exhibit at LAAA/Gallery 825  June 9 to 17.
  • Photo Independent at the Reef, DTLA. April 21-23. Booth#127.
  • Common Threads group show sponsored by Artshare LA, curated by yours-truly Richard S. Chow, @ the Angel City Brewery. Show runs from Feb 2 to March 3. 216 Alameda Street, DTLA Art District, CA.    MOPLA featured event Month of Photography LA by Lucie Foundation.
  • Groundwork Coffee presenting Richard’s URBANSCAPE series, November 2016 to March 30, 2017. Address 671 Rose Ave, Venice CA (Rose near Lincoln Blvd.)
  • Female Figures exhibit at Beyond The Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica. April 5-12.
  • Ocean exhibit at Beyond The Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station Santa Monica, from Jan 6th to 28th.
  • MOPLA 2017 First Annual Photo Book Exhibit + Reading Room at Venice Arts, from Jan 7th to 29th, at Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, California 90291
  • PHOTO LA 2017 Photography Fair at The Reef/LA Mart, Jan 12-15. DTLA, CA.
  • Mini Solo, Perimeter Gallery II at Artshare L.A., Dec 10 to Jan 7.  801 E 4th Place, Los Angeles CA.

IPA/International Photography Awards by The Lucie Foundation – Wining series for five straight years: 2013 (Urbanscape, aka Color Redux), 2014(Crystal Cove), 2015(Distant Memories in 3 categories), 2016 (Urbanscape BW in 3 categories with Distant Memories, 2017 Silver and 3 awards in 4 categories).