Artist, Photographer & Filmmaker
Richard Billingham is an award-winning artist, photographer and film maker. His work is based on the close observation of everyday life; he has made work about the urban and rural Landscape, the representation of zoo animals and his own family history. Work in public collections includes the Met. New York, The Tate and V & A Galleries London.
He recently wrote and directed the BAFTA nominated feature film ‘Ray & Liz’ based on his own lived experience of growing up during the Thatcher Era. There was no photography made indoors during Billingham’s childhood and a central aim was to make visual his families marginalised reality. Billingham has returned to the subject of his own family history at various stages over the years, seeing and framing it differently each time.
He has recently begun working with marginalised people in UK cities.