About the photographer



Richard S. Chow is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Los Angeles, California. He focuses on aesthetic, documentary and fine art images. Technical precision and composition remain the hallmarks of his work, but he continues to examine all aspects of the artistic medium including homemade shooting devices, film, phone, and high tech digital cameras.

His interest in photography began during his formative years in Hong Kong. Over a decade ago, it evolved into a focus on fine art portfolios of aesthetic, documentary and conceptual images.


He has widely exhibited in solo and juried exhibits across the U.S. His work has been internationally published and is featured in several private and public collections, most recently in 2018 by American Hotel in Los Angeles.

Richard is honored to have held solo exhibits at museum and galleries – notable includes the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in Lancaster, Orange Coast College Fine Arts Center in Costa Mesa, the Neutra Museum Gallery in Silver Lake, CA. Earlier solos includes Metro 417 Gallery, and Cause Gallery, both in Los Angeles, and Phantom Gallery, Hawthorne, CA.

Richard earned recognitions in Lucie Foundation’s International Photography Awards (IPA) six years running from 2013 to 2018. In December 2016, Richard was honored with a gold, silver and bronze award from TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) for three different portfolios. His work can be purchased on ARTSY.net represented by Fabrik Projects Gallery in Culver City. Richard is also represented by United Photographic Artists Gallery in Tampa, FL, and by LA Art Association (Gallery 825).

He is the curator & co-producer of events for OPEN SHOW Los Angeles whose mission is to enable dialog between visual artists, collectors & industry enthusiasts.

In the curation space, Richard has curated an exhibit as part of MOPLA Month of Photography LA and Artshare LA, an active juror for the LA/NY Photo Curators, as well as in the peer review panelist for California Art Council (CAC) in Sacramento.

A few years back, when Richard was not as busy creating art work and exhibiting, he offered his left- brained talents to serve as Vice-chair, then Board Chairman for the nonprofit Create Now, whose mission is to help youth finds their voices through arts mentoring and education. He is a graduate of California State University and resides in a Los Angeles suburb with his wife and son. At times one can find him pretending to be a chef, but really he just likes to eat (and drink wine). His portfolios can be viewed at www.richardschow.com


Gallery Representation

  • United Photographic Artist Gallery, Tampa, Florida
  • bG Gallery / Gestalt Projects Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, Hollywood, CA




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



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Distant Memories series