Excited and honored to be selected as #hot10of2021 by curators of Your Daily Photography, out of 4500 photographers around the world. Thanks to them for their keen eyes and laborious selection process. I have eight pieces available for purchase, here.
Richard S. Chow is a photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Art and History Lancaster, CA; Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA; and the Neutra Institute Museum & Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. His work is in the permanent collection of the American Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Chow is the author of two self-published photography books, Distant Memories, and Urbanscape. His work has been featured in the monograph LACMA Jazz 25th Anniversary published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. Chow counts Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Annie Leibovitz among his greatest artistic influences.
Chow was named to YourDailyPhotograph.com Hot 100 of 2021.
Exhibit at the Annual global open call @ Gallery 825 / LAAA, juried by Peter Frank
Honored to be selected into the annual global open call group show by Gallery 825, LA Art Association. Entries from around the world have entered and juried by Peter Frank, the well regarded art critic, author and curator.
Sharing my alternative photography work below, which is a Lumen print exposed with sunlight (UV) on black and white expired silver gelatin paper, floated mounted in white frame. This installation has two separate original 1 of 1 unique art object.
IPA 2020 Awards
Very honored to win awards from IPA 2020! Received 4 Honorable Mentions with 3 submitted portfolios.
International Photo Awards continues to be a premier contest with stiff competitions and a continued force in promotion of photographic arts. For 2020, more than 13000 entries were submitted from around the world.
2020 will make the 7th year that I have received awards from IPA.
Click here for more… IPA awards 2020
Art Exhibits at the time of Covid 2020
Upcoming or current group exhibits. These are normally onsite, but they are also now available online as well, please go to the viewing rooms. A huge thank-you to the galleries/museum for continued support and maintaining the art momentum.
- From May 23 to June 28. MOAH Cedar, Museum of Art and History Lancaster, 35th annual All-Media juried exhibit, 5/23-6/28. Reception on 6/28 evening. Juried by Nathaniel Ancheta, April Bey and Betty Brown. Generously supported by Robert Benitez.
- See the Online 3D exhibit in the meantime, see Gallery#1. Entitled Polaroid The Valley.
- From June 1 to July 15. LA Center of Photography, 5th annual Creative Portrait Exhibit, juried by Paul Kopekin of Kopekin Gallery in Los Angeles. A total of 150 different photographers from around the world submitted for the exhibition, representing 1,022 photographs. From these, Paul selected 40 images.
- Please check out the winners and participating artists. Online Gallery. From the Distant Memories series.
- From June 12 to 30th. OUT THERE exhibit, at LAAA Gallery 825, juried by Bert Green, of Bert Green Fine Arts in Chicago. This annual curated exhibit is special, and to collaborate with the City of West Hollywood, to celebrate the LGBT experience during Pride Month.
- Online Gallery. Entitled Silent.
Now may be a good time to check out fine art photography on line while we are more active at home or on line. Please click the following links to view his online portfolios and current sales.
Artsy.net – by UPA Gallery
Gestalt Projects Gallery / bG Gallery
Saatchi Art – “Find Art You Love” online Art Gallery
LAAA Open Show 2019 – curated by Ade Omotosho PAMM
Happy to be in this annual signature survey exhibition (LAAA Open Show 2019) juried by Ade Omotosho, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). From Dec 14 to Jan 10th, 2020. See below, where one comes from my Road Less Travelled series. And check out all the great art and photography!!
Seven Best fine art photographers in Los Angeles!
I am extremely honored and grateful to have received the award “Seven Best fine art photographers in Los Angeles”. A huge THANKS to Peerspace. See the full story here and check out the other 6 photographers!
The editors at Peerspace says:
Widely acclaimed for his Distant Memories series, done in black and white, Richard’s work is nostalgic and almost wistful. He plays in shapes, making each shot visually uncomplicated while staying interesting to the eye. He says, “With this series, Distant Memories, I capture the childhood that I could have experienced, those weekend forays to museums, outings to the water’s edge, with family, friends and a picnic basket filled with the ingredients for a perfect day. Like finding shells on the shore, I am collecting visual memories.” Each of Richard’s photographs feels like a glimpse through the viewfinder into the past of a transcendent moment of beauty.
Brooklyn New York – Holiday Show by Feature Shoot + Print Swap
Extremely pleased to be in the holidays exhibit by Feature Shoot / Print Swap! Opening night Thur Dec 13th from 6pm, at Brooklyn New York!! At the Root Studios Brooklyn. I have 3 pieces in the show, please see post card image.
- Abstracts series
- URBANSCAPE series
- Road Less Travelled series
#happyholidays #Root Studios #Feature Shoot Media, #printswap#richardschow.com
2016 IPA International Photography Awards – 4 awards
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
The entries for Distant Memories series
Group Show at 1650 Gallery in Echo Park
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.
#1650gallery 1650 Gallery & Studio #show #opening #photography #exhibit#Reflections #echopark #eastside #richow
Producer for OPEN SHOW Los Angeles
Beginning immediately I will be a Producer for Open Show Los Angeles Chapter!
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
Conversation creates community
Learning at every level
Appreciation leads to support
Curator project for LA Photo Curator
- 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 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.
Awarded Honorable Mentions in 3 categories at 2015 IPA competition
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
Month of Photography Los Angeles #richow #memories #BW #events #psyche#emotion #selective
Black Box Gallery – exhibition “COLOR SHOW”
Very pleased to be selected by juror Christy Karpinski of F-Stop Magazine. For the month of June 2015.
IPA (International Photography Awards) 2014 by Lucie – Honorable Mention
IPA (International Photography Awards) 2014 by Lucie
Very pleased and honored to be selected as Honorable Mention in the Architecture category. Please see more here.
Lensculture Emerging Talent 2014
Always a good surprise to get a mention by LensCulture – made it to the Editor’s List with one of my entires for the Emerging Talent 2014 competition. Thank you for the Likes and Reshares.