About the Artist
BD Richardson is a long-time Maryland resident whose works have won awards and been featured nationally and internationally. Born in Washington, D.C., Richardson attended George Washington University (B.A.) and American University (M.A.). In 1980, she was part of a women’s press group trip to China when the country had just cracked the door to the west; her photos from this period of Chinese history are of a China which will never again exist. Marrying an Army officer, life took her to live in Paris and West Point, NY, for several years before returning to Montgomery County (MD) to start a business and family. It was at the U.S. Embassy in Paris in the early 1980s where she had her first photography exhibit. Her photographs have also appeared in various books and magazines.
An avid photographer since college, Richardson began experimenting several years ago with combining photography, both film and digital, with mixed media. She is currently pursuing printing images on film and transferring the film image to aged metal using an emulsion transfer method. The transfers are done totally by hand and each is unique. The metal is using an involved hand process. Her work is also available on a variety of substrates, from the above-described metal to fine art papers, wood and glass.
Recent shows & exhibits:
June 17 - August 7, 2016: The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL. "Camera USA-2016," National Juried Photography Exhibition. "The Church by the Road," 20" x 30" metallic archival print covered with 3 mm high-grade acrylic & backed with 3 mm aluminum dibond.
June 2016: DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. First Place Award in DAR's "Art & Sculpture" national competition. Piece exhibited in June, Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
January 29-February 28, 2016. MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD; annual Focal Point exhibit. 700 entries; 53 artists accepted. Juried by Richard Olsenius, former photo editor at National Geographic Magazine. Four pieces accepted and exhibited.
January 5-31, 2016. The Art League Gallery, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA. “Muted” juried by Allison Nance, director of Hillyer Art Space; 400 entries, 100 accepted.
September 16-November 1, 2015. Annapolis (MD) Maritime Museum. “WaterWorks.” Juried by Kevin Adams, creative director for the Washington Post. 580 submissions; 52 accepted.
September 12-November 1, 2015. Confluent Gallery, River District Arts Building, Sperryville, VA. “Four Photographers: Four Visions.” 16 works exhibited.
July 25-August 1, 2015. “6th Annual Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibition.” St. Augustine (FL) Art Association. Juried; 600 submissions, 102 accepted.
March 7-March 31, 2015. Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD. “Striations;” juried, 2-person show. 21 works shown. Press link:
Recent Publications & Awards:
PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris; Silver Medals awarded for two series, "The Church with No Flock" (Fine Art) and "If These Walls Could Talk" (Documentary)
Black & White Magazine, issue #110, August 2015, Excellence Award. Six images printed on 4 pages. 16 Excellence Awards given in this esteemed annual edition, amongst hundreds of portfolios submitted.
Chesapeake Bay Magazine, June 2015. Awarded First Place for “Rainy Morning at Fells Point” in this highly anticipated “Best of the Bay” annual issue.
Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Feb-March 2015. “Retreat of the Pronhorns” published in the annual photo contest issue of this high-end national magazine.
Boat U.S., Feb-March 2015. “Two Little White Boats” published in two-page spread in the “Best Boating Photos of 2015” issue of this national magazine.
More about the artist is available at www.bdrichardsonphotography.com