Richard Morgan is an award-winning street and social documentary photographer. He has worked on numerous commissioned projects, residencies, and scholarships across Poland, Russia, Italy, China, USA, and the UK.
Richard began photographing on the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia, taking pictures that won him the Ben Uri Gallery Photography Award in 2017. He then moved to Poland where he spent a year working on a street photography project for which he was named the 2018 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year. Richard left Poland to work on two major commissions for The Independent, the first documenting everyday life on the streets of Kaliningrad during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the second a six-month exploration of the contrasts of modern Britain on the eve of Brexit.
Richard was a finalist of 2019 Sky Arts’ Master of Photography, a prestigious TV show aired across five European countries. During the contest he was mentored by Mark Sealy MBE, Elisabeth Biondi of The New Yorker, photographers Paolo Pellegrin, Jérôme Sessini, Chris Buck, and Rankin.
Thanks to his work on Master of Photography, Richard was personally chosen by legendary Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani for a photographic residency at Fabrica, Benetton’s centre of visual arts and communication. During the residency, under the tutelage of Oliviero Toscani, he travelled widely across Italy, documenting some of the country’s key social, cultural, and political events.
Richard’s work has appeared in exhibitions in London, Venice, and Poznan, and published in The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, TimeOut, BBC Russian, and Daily Mail.
Richard taught photography at University College London for a number of years, delivering lectures, leading group workshops, and providing one-to-one mentorship to students.
He has a PhD in the history of ideas and has taught in the humanities across multiple departments at University College London.