American, born 1945
Richard Gordon began photographing in 1966 while he was a student at the University of Chicago. In 1969, Hugh Edwards chose a few photographs for purchase by the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then Gordon’s photographs and hand-made artist’s books have been collected by a number of museums and library special collections including the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The Rosenwald Rare Book Collection of the Library of Congress; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.
Gordon’s work has also been exhibited at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Oakland Museum of Art, and The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. In 1982, he received an N.E.A. Artist’s Fellowship. Hismonographs include, Meta Photographs, 1978, One More For The Road, 1996, and American Surveillance: Someone To Watch Over Me, 2009.