Richard Gary, "Untitled", 2007, edition 1 of 10, archival inkjet print

Richard Gary, “Untitled”, 2007, edition 1 of 10, archival inkjet print

Richard Gary

I have been documenting the disappearing world of my childhood in southern Tidewater, Virginia. Though my pictures record the mounting years of neglect, they also focus on the timeless and unchanging things that have managed to escape the decay.

Richard Gary grew up in Newport News, Virginia, becoming interested in photography by taking photos for his High school yearbook. After attending Fredrick College in Maryland and studying under National Geographic photographer, Ralph Castleman, he obtained the skills to land a job as photographer at the Mariners Museum in Virginia where he later became supervisor of the department.  After a few years at the museum, Richard made a career change and moved to New York City where he currently lives and works as a commercial photographer. His clients include GE, Fedex, Neiman Marcus and BlackBook magazine.

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