About Doug Rickard


San Jose, CA, 1968. Lives near Sacramento, CA.

Bachelor of Arts, 1994
University of California San Diego, emphasis on History and Sociology


Founder & Publisher

American Suburb X (http://www.americansuburbx.com)
These Americans (http://www.theseamericans.com)



“Contested Territories”, Herter Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA. November 8th to December 4th, 2012
A New American Picture, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY. October 18th, 2012 – November 24, 2012
Aperture Remix, Aperture Foundation Gallery, New York, NY. October 17th, 2012 – November 17, 2012
America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI. September 21, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Perhipheral Views: States of America, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois. July 13—September 30, 2012
A New American Picture, Cinema du Reel, la Bibliothèque publique d’information, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, March-April, 2012.
RAY, Making History, Frankfurter Kunstverein, MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main und MMK Zollamt, Germany. April 20th to July 8th, 2012.
Publicly Private: Enrico Natali and Doug Rickard, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA. January 14 – April 22, 2012.


A New American Picture, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo) April 27-July 30.
New Photography 2011, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, September. September 28, 2011–January 16, 2012.
From Here On, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, and Joachim Schmid for the 42nd edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France, July 4-September 18.
Idyll, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA. August 4 – October 15, 2011
HERE., Pier 24, San Francisco, CA. May 23, 2011 – January 31, 2012.
No Directon Home, Head On Photo Festival, Depot II Gallery, Sydney, Australia.


Anonymes – L’ Amerique Sans Nom: Photographie et Cinema, Walker Evans, Standish Lawder, Chauncey Hare, Bruce Gilden, Doug Rickard, Lewis Baltz, Jeff Wall, Arianna Arcara & Luca Santese, Anthony Hernandez, Sharon Lockhart, Le Bal, Paris. September 18-December 19, 2010.

Artist Books, Monographs and Catalogues

Ordinary Pictures, limited edition of 5 copies, Aperture, (October 2012)
A New American Picture, Aperture / Koenig Books London, (September 2012)
A New American Picture, 69 plates, limited edition of 250 copies, hand made By White Press/Schaden.com, 2010
Anonymes – L’amerique sans nom: Photographie et cinema, exhibition catalogue, Campany, David and Diane Dufour, Steidl/Le Bal, 2010, 96 pp.

Articles and Reviews


“A New American Picture” The Art Life, May. David Frost
“A New American Picture: Doug Rickard’s Google Street View road-trip“ ABC, May. Tim Stone
“The New High-Tech Patrons”, The Wall Street Journal, February. Ellen Gammerman


“Artforum Critic’s Pick NY,” Artforum, November. Rachelle Klapheke
“Doug Rickard’s Street View,” The New Yorker, November. Ryan E. Steadman
“Google Street View As Art: Modern Portraits of the Poorest Neighborhoods in America,” Policymic, August. Linda Green
“Interview with Doug Rickard”, Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo, Japan.
“An Indifferent, All-Seeing Gaze”, The Believer Magazine, June. Geoff Dyer
“Street with a View”, Artillery Magazine, June/July. Lane Barden
“Posing World”, Arbitare Magazine, Italy, March. Paolo Roselli


“Google Street View as Art”, The London Sunday Times, December 11. Bryan Appleyard
“20/20, Doug Rickard”, Frieze, September. Paul Graham
“Art and the Outside World: MoMA’s ‘New Photography”, Time LightBox, September 27. Alexander Ho
“Streets of Heartbreak”, Issue 27 / Report / Doug Rickard – A New American Picture, Foam Magazine, June. Erin O’Toole
“Decaying, Powerful Scenes in “New American Picture,” San Francisco Examiner, June 8. Larissa Archer
“Rickard at Stephen Wirtz,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 4. Kenneth Baker
“A New American Picture, Doug Rickard,” ArtPractical, Shotgun Review, Vol. 2.18. Melony Bravmann
“Doug Rickard @ Wirtz,” SquareCylinder, May 19. Carmen Winant
“First Thursday: Doug Rickard’s A New American Picture Shows American Desolation,” SFWeekly, May 5. Keith Bowers
“The View from the Streets,” British Journal of Photography, February 22. Diane Smyth
“Anonymes,” AG Quarterly, Winter. Gerry Badger
“The Best Books of 2010,” Photo-eye Magazine, A New American Picture selected as a best book of 2010 by Morten Andersen, Gerry Badger, John Gossage, Jeff Ladd, and Martin Parr


Ladd, Jeff. “A New American Picture by Doug Rickard,” 5B4 Photography and Books, November 30, 2010.
“Paris Photo and Beyond,” Foto8, December 2, 2010. Max Houghton
“Opening of Le Bal, paris, Paris Anonymes, Unnamed America in Photography and Film,” Camera Austria, #112, 2010. Anne Bertrand


“A New American Picture”, IRIS Nights Lecture Series, April 25, 2012, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California.
“A New American Picture”, The Photographer’s Lecture Series, February 8, 2012, ICP, New York.
“Doug Rickard Lecture”, February 7, 2012, Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
“PopRally Presents: Private Eyes”, January 10, 2012, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Public Collections

The Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

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