Richard Page is a photographic artist and lecturer based in Manchester, whose work, through a variety of approaches, considers how space is implicitly bound up with history, memory, and our psychological relationship with place. In 2004, he received the Jerwood Photography Award, and in 2007, his artist’s monograph What We Already Know was published by Ffotogallery.
Having graduated from the University of Westminster with an MA in Photographic Studies, Page went on to become the Senior Lecturer in Photography and Programme Director of Contextual Studies at Swansea Metropolitan University. He now works at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he is the Programme Director of BA Photography.
Page has exhibited widely – within both solo and group shows – throughout the UK and abroad, including London, Cardiff and Germany. His work featured in Diffusion: The Cardiff International Festival of Photography, for which he curated and edited the exhibition and publication From Common Differences. Other notable exhibitions include his 2007 solo show at Ffotogallery for What We Already Know, and Twenty Shadows, exhibited at Southend-on-Sea’s Focal Point Gallery in 2003.
In addition, Page has been widely published both as a photographer and as a critical writer on photography, where his research interests include the documentary landscape, anxiety and the representation of place. His work was included in JAP Alexander’s Perspectives on Place (2015) and has been published in Portfolio Magazine, The Guardian, Source, Art Review, The Artist’s Newsletter and the Royal Academy’s RA Magazine. Page’s essays have also been published in Darwin Magazine, Ryan Moule: Latent Frequencies and Blown.
Page is currently working on a project in Spain, The Dialogue Of The Dogs, which will be exhibited at the Francesca Maffeo Gallery in 2017.