Solo Exhibit at Gallery 417, DTLA

Posted by RichardSChow in exhibits, Gallery, Photo

I feel honored and blessed to have the solo show at Gallery 417, sponsored by Metro 417, a boutique residence in a historical building in DTLA.

Attached here is the flyer produced by Gallery 417, these are posted in each elevator in the building – so cool. The opening reception was on May 11, thank you to each one of you who came by on opening night, and also came by later during the month long exhibit. You rock and thanks!

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10 Jun 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Photo Independent 2017

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo, Photo Book


April 21 to 23 – Collaborated with Expo Contemporary and Festival of Photography at The Reef, DTLA.

So very happy we had a great turnout at our Booth#127.

Photo Independent was a fabulous fair and I totally enjoyed every minutes. Thanks to all who came out and the great chats I had with you all. I have always enjoyed meeting new friends and catching up with old friends – it’s lot better than emails, chat, FB or even phone call. I do appreciate the opportunity to connect with you.

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01 May 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Common Threads group show – my first curatorial exhibit

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo

Very grateful and Thank You to both Art Share L.A. and Month of Photography LA Lucie Foundation!

Art Share L.A. presents COMMON THREADS

Eight photographers, each unique in their artistic approach, choice and presentation – comes together in Common Threads – an exhibit that may require you to see beyond the image, and attempt to create your own narrative. We believe each image has some form of abstraction, whether visually or subconsciously.

The exhibit is sponsored by Art Share L.A. and a featured event for MOPLA (Month of Photograhy L.A.) by the Lucie Foundation. It is curated by Richard S. Chow.

Featured photographers are:

Brandy Trigueros |
Glen Wexler |
James Walker |
Jonas Yip |
Linda Kunik |
Lori Pond |
Richard S. Chow |
Sara Hadley |


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13 Mar 2017 no comments / READ MORE

News for 1Q 2017 – PHOTO LA + MOPLA

Posted by RichardSChow in Photo

Link to News


Happy New Year!To work off those extra holiday calories, I hit the ground running in 2017 with a flurry of activities.  The first quarter is filled with a lot of great opportunities to enjoy fine art photographs from Photo LA fair, that also kicks off the Month of Photography LA… to my first curatorial effort! There are also Open Show presentations, a book exhibit, and plans are underway for a soft opening of my exhibit at Groundwork Coffee in Venice.

I hope to see you at some of these great venues!

PHOTO LA at The Reef, Los Angeles, Booth 830  | Jan 12-15Open Show LA at The Reef | Jan 14

MOPLA book exhibit + Reading Room at Venice Arts | Jan 21 reception

COMMON THREADS group show at Angel City Brewery | Feb 9 reception

This coming weekend marks the 26th year of Los Angeles’ premier photo fair, with lots of exciting exhibits and events. The gala opens on Thursday,  Jan.12th at 7pm. This is the can-not-miss event for photography fans! Please see us Open Show LA at Booth #830, where I will be showing new work in the Urbanscape portfolio along with other Open Show alumni.
The Reef / The Mart - 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Open Show LA
Open Show LA is kicking off 2017 with a break out session at the FOCUS booth at the Fair. We’ve lined up five fantastic winners from the annual FOCUS competition, including a rare opportunity to hear many who are from out of town. I am excited to see and hear more from the presenters. Please come hear their narratives and inspirations on Saturday,  Jan. 14th at noon, at The Reef.

MOPLA Book Exhibit + Venice Arts Reading Room 
Join me at the first annual book exhibit by MOPLA (Lucie Foundation Month of Photography LA) in partnership with Venice Arts Reading Room as part of the 2017 Converge program. I feel humbled to be included along with amazing photographers around the globe and their imaginative monograms in all formats from soft cover to large, coffee-table size volumes. My self-published book on the “Distant Memories” portfolio will be shown, along with a couple pieces on the wall. The opening event features book signing opportunities and book talks.

Venice Arts - 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Opening – Jan 21, 3-6pm
Runs from Jan 7-21

COMMON THREADS group show, at Angel City Brewery – sponsored by Artshare LA, a featured MOPLA event
The group show is curated by yours truly! I am very honored to be able to contribute opportunities for the public to enjoy the photography arts that I love. Hopefully you can join us at the opening on Thursday, Feb. 9th during the monthly DTLA Art Walk or at a later time as the exhibit runs thorough March 2.

Angel City Brewery - 216 Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA
Opening – Feb 9, 6-9pm
Runs from Feb 2 – Mar 2

In addition to these new events, you can still see my work at these exhibits:

Current exhibits:

    •    Beyond the Lines Gallery at the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica at 2419 Michigan Ave, G#8. Hours vary, please contact the gallery. OCEAN is the January exhibit and if you love the beach you don’t want to miss this. The closing party will be Saturday, Jan. 28, 5-8pm.

    •    Groundwork Coffee presents the Urbanscape series at the Venice location, Abott Kinney & Rose Ave, 671 Rose Ave, Venice. The show runs thru March, 2017.

The above events showcase two very different bodies of work - Urbanscape and Distant Memories. If you have any comments, please feel free to contact me via #FB, #IG or email at

Website               Facebook                Instagram
Urbanscape II Series - new work @ PHOTO LA




MOPLA Book exhibit +
​Venice Art Reading Room

Reading Room transforms Venice Arts into a space for exploration and engagement with a wide variety of work by photographic artists working in the book form. From bookworks independently published by artists to interactive book installations and fine press publications, Reading Room brings together the centers and margins of the world of the photo book today, and offers audiences a space to contemplate and investigate the photographic book form. Anchored by an interactive installation by Ara Oshagan, the exhibition includes work by Nancy Baron, Richard S. Chow, Genevieve Coutroubis, Clay Lipsky, Kevin Lynch, Marjorie Salvaterra, and Aline Smithson.The MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition is a juried, submission-based exhibition featuring both independently and commercially published books by emerging and established photographers around the world.



 ​Distant Memories Series - @ Venice Arts and MOPLA Book show



common threads
Group show at Angel City Brewery,
​curated by Richard S. Chow
Eight photographers, each unique in their artistic approach, choice and presentation, comes together in common threads - an exhibit that may require you to see beyond the image, and attempt to create your own narrative. We believe each image has some form of abstraction, whether visually or subconsciously.

  • sponsored by Artshare LA
  • featured MOPLA event

More details soon, please watch for FB invites




14 Jan 2017 no comments / READ MORE

TIFA – Tokyo International Foto Awards

Posted by RichardSChow in Photo

Very honored and blessed to receive 3 winning awards from the 2016 TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards). They are from three separate series and placed Gold, Silver and Bronze. I’d like to thank all of 25 jurors who are from all parts of the globe.

Gold – Urbanscape I in Architecture

Silver – Distant Memories in People

Bronze – Urbanscape II in Architecture

Please also check out the TIFA website to browse the other winning images, I am impressed as to the level of creativeness of the competition and feel lucky to be among them. It is indeed a good gift for the holidays times.

Cheers to all.



27 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Artshare LA – Perimeter Gallery

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo

At the Opening reception at Artshare LA’s Perimeter Gallery, showcasing the Distant Memories series.

For this installation, it was two sets of 3×3 grid, looks okay I think. Exhibit dates are Dec 10 to Jan 7, 2017.

Also note that Artshare is a non-profit and it does so much to support the arts and artist communities in Los Angeles, and the team there is fab!

Artshare LA Perimeter Gallery


Artshare LA Perimeter Gallery




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Upcoming Exhibits Winter 2016 – Happy Holidays to you and Yours!!!

Posted by RichardSChow in exhibits, Gallery, Photo

What I thought to be a sleepy’ish Winter is now filled with art events and photography!

Please see the below for exhibits and other events and I hope you could see some whenever feasible. Each of the events would likely have a FB event page, therefore please check out my FB or feel free to contact me directly, don’t be shy! :)

One of the biggest is PHOTO LA 2017 in January. I really hope to see some of you in person at the Fair!

exihibits winter 2016

exihibits winter 2016

06 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

2016 IPA International Photography Awards – 4 awards

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, exhibits, Photo, review





Very Appreciative to receive 4 Honorable Mention awards  on my two series.

Urbanscape BW - Architecture, Categories of a)Cityscape,  b)Buildings, c)Architecture

Distant Memories – Special Category

Thank you IPA and the 114 judges for this year’s competition. 

See the entire series here.







   The entries for Urbanscape 
















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The entries for Distant Memories series







19 Oct 2016 no comments / READ MORE

CA 101 – annual Exhibit in 2016 at the South Bay Galleria

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo, Photo Book

What a great exhibit CA 101! And a fabulous location which is the South Bay Galleria!

My image is from the Urbanscape series. I was so honored to be selected, among all renowned artists. I also made it into the Catelog which in itself a collector’s item.

Thanks to Nina Zak Laddon and Dens Richardson and the team!

#ca101 #southbay #art #photography #la #galleryatthemall






23 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Human Rights Project Exhibit at The Gallery Presents (Phantom Gallery LA)

Posted by RichardSChow in exhibits, Gallery, Photo

Human Rights Project at TGP – July 2 to Aug 21

Richard S. Chow

Title: Home Street Home

Medium: Fine Art Photography, framed 16×24”, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 3.

Artist Statement:

Without hesitation, when I heard about the initiative, it is clear that I would create and submit to the show and be part of a movement that promotes awareness of Human Rights. I am proud to be one of the advocates and lend another voice to its importance. To further improve the gaps that exist globally, one must admit there is a problem – I hope this exhibit would highlight many facets of human rights issues and to encourage a dialog.

My image deals with the fundamental right to adequate shelter. One would think that homelessness is not as big as an issue in the U.S. but it is… As recently as 2015, Los Angeles elected leaders declared a ‘state of emergency’ on growing homelessness and committed over US$100M funding towards housing and other services for the homeless.





23 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Solo Exhibit at THE GALLERY PRESENTS – Distant Memories series

Posted by RichardSChow in Photo

April is the Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) and sure is busy around this time of year! 

I am honored and thrilled to be engaged in two upcoming exhibits:

Solo Exhibit – Distant Memories
The Gallery Presents in Hawthorne,
curated by Dulce Stein
A featured event of MOPLA

opening reception on April 30, 6-9pm.
Exhibit runs thru June 11.
12609 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne.
Parking in the back or streets.

FB event


Photo Independent Art Fair

Raleigh Studios in Hollywood

 VIP Opening on April 29, 7-10pm
Fair run thru May 1
@ the LACP booth (LA Center of Photography)
FB event

Note: If you like complimentary Fair tickets for April 30 and May 1, please let me know.

24 Apr 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Group Show at 1650 Gallery in Echo Park

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo

A Juried Exhibit at the 1650 Gallery in Echo Park, address 1650 Echo Park Ave. Opening was Sat Feb 20th 2016. I met these guys at Photo l.a. last month! Theme of the show is “Reflections”. I have two pieces in the show. 

1650 Gallery Twilight 1650 Gallery Four and 4 at 1650 Gallery

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Slideluck HONG KONG

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Photo
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Producer for OPEN SHOW Los Angeles

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, exhibits, Photo

Beginning immediately I will be a Producer for Open Show Los Angeles Chapter!

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We just had our event #31 on Oct 14 at Venice Arts*, Venice CA.

Los Angeles is second, only in terms of events, to San Francisco where it originated.
Open Show is a global initiative with the unique goal of local engagement.There are so many benefits for visual artists – opportunities to present/dialog on your portfolio, obtain feedback, fine tune, and connect with the art communities.
Click to Like (OS LA) on Facebook and see previous shows & presenters.

Jonas Yip and I are both co-producers and we are working towards to the next show, which will be a special event partnered with photo l.a. 2016. Save the date on January 23.

If you know of or can offer an venue for hosting Open Show LA, please let me know :)

Open Show focuses on locally organized events that create a powerful feedback loop between the public, partner organizations and creators (photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers).

A few points that guide our organization on both the local and global level:
Get great work seen
Engaged storytelling
Conversation creates community
Learning at every level
Appreciation leads to support

A big Thanks to Venice Arts for hosting our last show!
OPENSHOW LA big logo
10 Dec 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Curator project for LA Photo Curator

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, curator, Gallery, Photo
  • Curating project “Memories” – am honored to be the curator for the November exhibit at LA Photo Curator. Winners have been selected, please see LA Photo Curator website for 1st, 2nd and 3 honorable mentions. Congratulations to the winning photographers.

Curator project winner image


CURATOR RICHARD S. CHOW: ”Each submission in this open call is unique and compelling. Photographers offered their interpretations of “memories” with a wide variety of quality images. I immensely enjoyed reviewing each entry, and I’d to mention that the margin of placement were tiny.

For the first place winner, I have selected Samanta Aretino, whose image offers many layers of complexities for the viewers to contemplate. Aside from being aesthetically compelling, in the image I see a gamut of sentiments… joy, sadness, indifference, steady gaze, and last of all a sense of secrecy, an unanswered and enigmatic mystery. This image plays well with the theme of memories, often not so distinct and with seemingly unconnected fragments.”

Chow askes Aretino, “How does this image, Memories in Motion, relate to your own unique memories, and how was that manifested?”

SAMANTA ARETINO: ”My image “Memories in motion” is related to my own memories because it express the way my memory travels, shifts, moves towards moments of my life, both in adolescence and childhood, where different emotions are mixed.
The image generated by this movement is not static, it is not defined. I can´t see it completely because it is distorted by the same memories and the new experiences.”


Read more about first place winner Samanta Aretino:
Gifted with a strong affinity for cityscapes and color, many of Aretino’s photographs focus on women, children, and urban landscape.

However, her work never comes off as something simply dedicated to a cause.
She explores multiple techniques and subjects.

With clever and skillful framing, Aretino forces her viewers to care about her subjects and take an interest in them.
Although they appear frequently isolated, there’s an implication of the world around them that makes them more than lonely, existential figures.

Aretino emigrated from Buenos Aires, the country of her birth, to Spain in 2001. She says this experience greatly affected her work and made her look at the world in a different way, with the knowledge that there are many ways to live, create, express, feel, and relate to people. Aretino’s photographs reflect this understanding: they’re an exploration of the world and how people navigate through it.
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Awarded Honorable Mentions in 3 categories at 2015 IPA competition

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, Gallery, Photo


IPA 2015 honor mention cert

Very excited to receive awards for Honorable Mention in 3 categories – at the 2015 IPA International Photography Awards! Thanks to all 117+ jurors in this year’s competition and of course the Lucie Foundation. Apparently they received 17841 submissions from over 230 countries.

The 3 categories for recognition are:
- Deeper Perspective
- Fine Art
- Special Category

Click to see the images at IPA website, and check out the other winners with all compelling stuff!
You can see the rest of the series at my website here.

International Photography Awards ‪#‎photoawards‬

Lucie Foundation
Month of Photography Los Angeles ‪#‎richow‬ ‪#‎memories‬ ‪#‎BW‬ ‪#‎events‬ ‪#‎psyche‬‪#‎emotion‬ ‪#‎selective‬

13 Oct 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Curator for the November exhibit at LA Photo Curator – “Memories”

Posted by RichardSChow in Photo


I feel very honored to curate the November exhibit for LA Photo Curator. Really looking forward to have a look at the entries and to dialog on a few winning images. A winner, second place and a few honorable mentions are in the plans.

Check out the prospectus below and pass it on… Thx.

CLICK here for more details. Submit your entries by Oct 27.

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Everyone has them and they influence who we are at the most fundamental level. How the human brain sifts through our collective life experiences to cull over only selective moments to retain remains a mystery, however insight into the formation and retention of our earliest memories suggests that peoples’s memories often begin with significant personal events infused by their nature with emotion. This month’s juried exhibition encourages the photographer to explore the notion of how memories are retained and played back in the psyche of the person who holds them, and to represent the artistic interpretation visually. For the purpose of this theme, please try to focus on early memories in your life, however, feel free to adjust or create as you see fit. There are no specific rules except that they are your photographs and most importantly they are your imagination. Supplementing your visuals with an artists statement is encouraged.

L.A. Photo Curator is proud to have Richard S. Chow as this month’s curator for the theme of “Memories.” Chow is a fine art and documentary photographer that has exhibited in galleries and online across the United States and internationally. Chow’s solo show in downtown L.A. earlier in 2015, “Memories Redux”, brought lots of high praise. Chow has also placed twice in the prestigious Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards.

For more info about Chow please go to:

A percentage of artist fees will go to Chow’s charity

Submit work: September 29- October 27, 2015 (Midnight PST)

Opening date for show and online review: November 2 , 2015
Show closes and is archived on website: November 30, 2015





06 Oct 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Slideluck Los Angeles 2015 – SPACES and FACES

Posted by RichardSChow in Photo

So glad to be participating in this one-night only show “Spaces and Faces“. Slideluck is a great organization. Please come out to support them and have some fun, great desert to boot. 

To rsvp or info, please visit    The cost is $5.00

Slideluck is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. Since 2000, Slideluck has been bringing events that combine a multimedia slideshow with a potluck dinner to over 85 cities and communities all over the world. To learn more about Slideluck, please visit their website here.

slideluck 2015

09 Sep 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Exhibit displays for EARLY WORKS – C4FAP Colorado & UARTS Philadelphia

Posted by rchow in exhibits, Gallery, Photo

At the Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins Colorado. A big thanks to Hamidah Glasgow, Exec director C4FAP.

My image is the second column from the left, the single picture.

The feedback for this group exhibition has been fabulous and it is becoming a nice travelling show. Stay tuned for the next venue.





It was very cool to be part of the show at UARTs – University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Below is the exhibition display. I have the lower left side image.


UARTS show view Early works

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