Richard Jones

I use photography to focus on people.  I aim to show how they’ve been affected by and effect,  society, their communities and their surroundings, through portraiture and sound.

The “CoalFace” explores how the working environment affects the physiognomies of the workforce. “The Car. The Future. Me” begins to examine how technological change and data impacts our physical and social environment.

I work with full 3-d portraiture (photogrammetric portraiture and scans) parallax (2.5-d) “talking portraiture”, video, recorded voice and environmental sound.

I am increasingly drawn to explore our environments and physiognomies at the digital interface, at the transition point, the area of ambiguity, the point where the natural and digital worlds collide.

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

I spent several years working in China exloring the effect that Government policy had upon different communities. This included the communities affected by the Three Gorges Dam along the Yangtze River, communities of farmers in Guangdong and also those affcetd by the One Child Policy in Yunnan.

Exhibitions

  • “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 (Part of Diffusion 2019), 4th-April- 30th April 2019, Shift, Capitol Centre, Cardiff, Wales (soundscape composed by John Rea)
  • “The Coal Face”, 3-d portrait installation (Part of Diffusion 2019), 4th-April- 30th April, The Senedd (Welsh Assembly), Cardiff, Wales
  • “Motor Mouths”, Digital Installation, May 2018, The British Motor Museum, Warwickshire, England (soundscape composed by Phil Reeve)
  • “Remembering Elliot’s Miners”, Digital Installation, The Winding House Museum, Nov. 2017 – Nov. 2018, Wales
  • “Energy+Notion”, Digital Installation, 2016 – 2017,  Newbridge Memo, Blackwood Miners Institute, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Wales
  • “The Soul of Money” (part of group exhibit) – DOX Centre for Contemporary Arts, Prague, 2016  (Organ Trading in the Philippines)
  • “Undercover China”  – 2011, Hong Kong (China retrospective)
  • “Mother of the Disappeared” (single portrait), 2009, Smithsonian, New York, USA
  • “The Panda Factory”, 2008, Hong Kong (Giant Panda Breeding in China)

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 (first time, ever, for a photographer)
  • Named “Media Man of the Year” by Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club – 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, The Independent Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine (UK, USA, France), El mundo, Life Magazine (Observer), Weekend (Guardian)

Contact

e: richard[at]richardjonesphoto.com