Richard Jones

I consider myself a documentary audio-visual journalist.

My practice has moved towards the digital interface, a liminal zone, where our natural and digital worlds collide.

On-going project “Time Slices of London” is created from repurposed high speed video captures.

Recent projects have produced long exposure 3D photogrammetric portraits and voice recordings (The Coal Face / Kings of the Underground), photo-crushing of time-lapse video (Ghost City, London). The digital installation <TruthDeQay> (composed of points clouds, video  + soundscape) explored the effect of social media algorithms on society during Covid.

I work in photography, video, 3D models / data clouds, recorded voice and environmental sound.

I collaborate with my partner, Chieko, on several project as well as musician/composer Phil Reeve.

Until 2012 I was based in Hong Kong and Tokyo.


  • “Kings of the Underground” (with Vision Fountain) –  A series of 3D portraits of Wales’s last generation of coalminers, Museum of Wales, Swansea.  Nov 2022- March2023.
  • “Time Slice London” at “Borderlands” Exhibition, Fitzrovia Gallery, Whitfield Street,  London, April 2022 (with Chieko Jones and Philip Williams)
  • <Truth DeQay>  (with associated prints by Chieko Jones) at Borderlands Exhibition, Fitzrovia Gallery, Whitfield Street,  London, April-05-10th,  2022 (digital installation with soundscape by Phil+Jai Reeve)
  • <TruthDeQay>  Ffotogallery / 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”, 3-d portrait installation, Ffotogallery / 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)
  • “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

Recognition & Awards


  • Finalist, “Outstanding Individual” at Lottery Fund Awards (Heritage) for Kings of The Underground, 2023
  • 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.) for a series of environmental portraits of women trafficked in China, 2011
  • 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
  • First Prize, International Colour Awards  (USA), Outstanding Achievement, 2009


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,


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