Richard Ian Gosnold is a photographic artist, based inNorthern Ireland. His practice is influenced by his  interest in the relationship between sociopolitical issues and the vulnerability  of humans and the environment.

Positioning himself as a storyteller, he employs various  photographic processes by which he communicates his ideas. Previous artworks  have covered themes such as: belonging, isolation, transience and loss.

After graduating from Ulster University with an MFA, he  has  been the recipient of awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland  and was shortlisted for the Unseen Photobook Award, Amsterdam in 2019. 

His  work, ‘Voices’, was listed in SourceMagazine’s ‘Top 150 Graduate Projects of the Past 10 Years’.

The Library Project in Dublin published three printed  volumes from his work ‘Paradise Lost’, in 2020, as part of their TLP Editions  series. 

Currently in production, his new book is due to be published in early 2021 - 'It Starts With Silence'

Gosnold is a member of the Belfast Photo Factory collective,  where he organises regular photobook discussion groups designed to celebrate printed matter and to promote an  ongoing discourse around the medium. 

Selected Exhibitions


2019 'It Starts With Silence' book dummy, Unseen, Amsterdam

2018 'Project-or', Belfast Culture Night, Estd, Belfast

2018 'Beyond View', Belfast Exposed Gallery, Belfast

2017 'Selfie Society', Belfast Culture Night, Estd, Belfast

2016 'Voices', MFA Show, Artbox, Dublin

2016 'Voices', Ulster University MFA show, Belfast

2015 'Sea Pools', Remote Festival, An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny

2015 'Recoil', Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

2014 'Heterotopia', The Red Barn Gallery, Belfast

2014 'Heterotopia', SERC, Bangor

2013 'Palpable Noise', Open House Festival, The Hutch, Bangor

2013 'in lux', Sync Space, Bangor

2013 'Homeward', Belfast Fringe Photo Festival, T13, Belfast

2013 'Palpable Noise', SERC, Bangor

2012 'Impact', The Curve Gallery, Bangor

Publication Features

2018, Junior Magazine

2017, Source, 10 years of Graduate Photography, Top 150 Projects

2017, Abridged, Issue 0-49

2016, Photoworks, Showcase

2016, Source, Graduate Photography Online

2016, Irish Arts Review

Education

2016, MFA (Photography), Ulster University, Belfast

2014, HND (Photography), South Eastern Regional College, Bangor

2010, Certificate of Higher Education (Social Science), Open University

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