Select Portfolios

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

    Go to Urbanscape 

  • 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 

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

    Go to B/W 


Other Portfolios

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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 



 Current/Upcoming Exhibits

  • bG Gallery, Santa Monica – Group Show “Greyscale Wonderland III opening reception on January 21st, 2-5pm. Exhibit will be at the FM Fine Art Gallery, 834 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles. Jan 21 to Feb 11.


  • Putting on my producer hat for the the next OPEN SHOW LA event
    • Event #44, was a big success at at Fabrik Projects Gallery in Culver City, stand room only with 60+ attendees.
    • OSLA #45 will be a special collaboration with FOCUS Photo l.a. on March 18 Sunday starting at 1pm. We will present a few of the winners from the FOCUS competition. More details forthcoming.
    • Please submit for our later event, which will be early May, we like to Get Your Work Seen.


Solo Exhibits

  • 2018  MOAH (Museum of Art and History, Lancaster), It Takes a Village, Richard will be at the North Gallery, displaying the Distant Memories series
  • 2017  Convergent Evolution,  Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum at Silver Lake, CA. Aug 29 to Sept 17.
  • 2017  URBANSCAPE,  Gallery 417 at Metro 417, Downtown LA. Artist Reception on May 11, 6-8pm. 417 South Hill St., Suite#100, LA CA 90013. Corner of 4th and Hill. Metro Red Line @ Pershing Square. Hours M-F 9-6pm, SAT 10-4pm. 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 2017 -Extremely happy and grateful to receive 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



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).