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. 

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.

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.

Richard exhibits extensively in solo & juried shows across the US, he is internationally published, featured in private and public collections, his fine art images were recently acquired by the 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, Neutra Museum Gallery in Silver Lake, and Orange Coast College Fine Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Other solos include Gallery 417 at Metro 417 DTLA, Cause Gallery DTLA,  and Phantom Gallery Hawthorne.

Richard earned recognition 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 a member of and represented by LA Art Association (Gallery 825) for 10+ years, as well as a member of LA Center of Photography.

He is the co-producer & curator 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, as well as curation for the LA Photo Curators.

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 Chairman of the Board 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


Highlights:  Richard is currently represented by or associated with:

  • Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association
  • Fabrik Project Gallery / ARTSY.net
  • Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts (GDCA)
  • Art Share L.A.
  • Producer/Curator at OPEN SHOW LA
  • Curator at the Los Angeles Photo Curator
  • Charter member of LACP (Los Angles Center of Photography)


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