Richard Ian Gosnold is a photographic artist who is driven by a desire to examine the human condition. His practice meditates upon grief, trauma and healing with introspection at its core.

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. 

His first photobook 'It Starts With Silence' was published in 2021 by Kehrer Verlag.

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


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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