Craig Richards was born in Edmonton and currently resides in Canmore, Alberta.
Craig is a celebrated photographer, artist and lecturer and is currently curator of photography at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff. He has lectured and taught photographic workshops in Canada, Mexico, the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa and his works have been exhibited at exhibitions and museums around the world. His outstanding and moving photography stretches from the Canadian Rockies across to Uganda and the Czech Republic.
Craig has produced a book – Composition in Stone: Photography from the Canadian Rockies.
The Art of Seeing:
Craig Richards subscribes to a photographic process more in keeping with the pace of the 19th century. After hiking through the rugged terrain of the Canadian Rockies carrying a 20-kilogram backpack, he laboriously sets up his tripod and 4 x 5 view camera, then waits until nature begins to reveal the image he had visualized.
Yet this process is, to him, in his own words, “an impulsive act of the heart, a desire to record the elusive and magical light in a two-dimensional photograph for others to experience as an aesthetic object and a means to explore their own feelings.”
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