Richard Jones

I am a journalist.  I aim to show how people are affected by and effect society + their surroundings.

I currenltly explore the digital interface, the liminal zone , where the natural and digital worlds collide.

My most recent work, <Truth DeQay> ,  looks at the effect social media algorithms have on society, especially during the pandemic.

I work with  photographys, 3D modelling software,  video, recorded voice  + environmental sound.

I am based and was brought-up in Wales. I spent twenty years, until 2012,  in Hong Kong and Tokyo working on documentary projects in Asia.

In China I explored the effect Government policy had upon communities along The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, farmers in a village in Guangdong Province and those affected by the One Child Policy.

Exhibitions

  • <TruthDeQay>  Diffusion21,  Cardiff, Wales, Oct 1st – 31st, 2021  (digital installation with soundscape by Phil+Jai Reeve)
  • “The Crossing” (prints and audio-visual installation with music by Phil Reeve), August 28th – 31st, 2020, part of group exhibit at The Pie Factory, Margate
  • “The Car, The Future, Me”,  Mixed media audio-visual installation, July 2019 until December 2020, British Motor Museum, Warwickshire, England  (soundscape composed by Phil Reeve)
  • “The Coal Face” part of Coal Cultures, Feb 2020, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • “The Coal Face”, 3-d portrait installation (Diffusion Festival 2019), 4th-April- 30th April 2019, Shift, Capitol Centre, Cardiff, Wales (soundscape composed by John Rea)
  • “The Coal Face”, 3-d portrait installation (Diffusion Festival 2019), 4th-April- 30th April, The Senedd (Welsh Assembly), Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • “Motor Mouths”, Digital Installation, May 2018, The British Motor Museum, Warwickshire, England, UK (soundscape composed by Phil Reeve)
  • “Remembering Elliot’s Miners”, Digital Installation, The Winding House Museum, Nov. 2017 – Nov. 2018, Wales, UK
  • “Energy+Notion”, Digital Installation, 2016 – 2017,  Newbridge Memo, Blackwood Miners Institute, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Wales, UK
  • “The Soul of Money”, Organ Harvesting in The Philippines,  (part of group exhibit) 2016 – DOX Centre for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
  • “Undercover China”  – 2011, FCC, Hong Kong (China retrospective)
  • “Mother of the Disappeared” (portrait), 2009, Smithsonian, New York, USA
  • “The Panda Factory”, 2008, FCC, Hong Kong

Awards

Including:

  • Three First Prizes, Human Rights Press Awards (Asia), related to China’s One Child Policy,  between 2007 – 2011
  • First Prize, NPPA (National Press Photographers Association, U.S.)  2009 – a series environmental portraits of women trafficked in China.
  • POYi (Picture Of the Year Int.) Nomination, “World Understanding Award” for One Child Policy, China – 2011
  • Highly Commended, Foreign Reporter of the Year, UK Press Awards – 2011

Publications

Including: Stern, Focus, Marian, Paris Match, Le Figaro, Le Point, L’Express, Courier Int, New York Times, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, The Economist, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The South China Morning Post Magazine, The Independent Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine (Australia, France, UK, USA), El mundo, Life Magazine – Observer, Weekend (Guardian)

Covers for:  Time, Newsweek, Businessweek, The Economist, Courier International, Life Magazine (Observer), El Mundo, Sunday Post Magazine,

Contact

e: richard[at]richardjonesphoto.com