American, born 1968
Doug Rickard‘s series A New American Picture presents fresh possibilities for street photography that is created without leaving the studio. Capturing images from Google Street Views of several different cities and states, Rickard offers a penetrating view of indigence in the United States. Doug Rickard produces mages that are imbued with a surreal dreamlike undercurrent that emphasizes the psychological component of his imagery.
Doug Rickard was born in San Jose, California and brought up in Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area and studied United States history and sociology, at the University of California, San Diego. His disenfranchisement with the “American way of life” and all of it’s glory and injustices has been a major impetus for his work. Doug Rickard’s work was featured in the 2014 exhibition Web on the Wall at the Robert Koch Gallery.