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  • Like finding shells on the shore, I am collecting visual memories... Honorable Mention awards in 2016 and 2015 International Photography Awards (IPA) by Lucie Foundation. Thanks to all 130+ jurors in the annual competition, who received over 20,000 submissions from 230+ countries.

    Go to Distant Memories 

  • This series won IPA (International Photography Awards) Architecture category. Silver award in 2013, HM's in 2016 and 2017.

    Go to Urbanscape 

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

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  • Honorable Mention awards in 2017 and 2018 at International Photography Awards (IPA) by Lucie Foundation. Series sold to American Hotel in Downtown LA and other collectors.

    Go to Into The Light 

  • Honorable Mention award in 2018 at International Photography Awards (IPA) by Lucie Foundation.

    Go to Floral Noir 

  • Abstract Photography

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  • 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.

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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 



  • Holiday Exhibit by Feature Shoot & Print Swap, Root Studio, Brooklyn New York. Dec 13.
  • Creative Portraits show at LA Center of Photography, Hollywood, CA.  Dec 15 to Feb-2019. Curated by Nick and David Fahey of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • IPA 2018 -Extremely happy and grateful to receive 4 Honorable Mentions in the 2018 IPA International Photography Awards on 4 separate series/images. Curated by a team of 72 jurors.
  • 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.
  • 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.”  -Genie Davis


 Current/Upcoming events


  • Putting on my producer hat for the the next OPEN SHOW LA event
    • OSLA #48 at Photo Independent, The Reef on Oct 6, and OSLA#49 at Venice Arts on Oct 10.
    • Please submit for our next event, which will be sometime in early 2019. 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