Richard Ian Gosnold is a photographic artist, based in Northern Ireland. His practice is influenced by his interest in the relationship between sociopolitical issues and the vulnerability of humans and the environment.
Positioning himself as a storyteller, he employs various photographic processes by which he communicates his ideas. Previous artworks have covered themes such as: belonging, isolation, transience and loss.
After graduating from Ulster University with an MFA, he has been the recipient of awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and was shortlisted for the Unseen Photobook Award, Amsterdam in 2019. His work, ‘Voices’, was listed in Source Magazine’s ‘Top 150 Graduate Projects of the Past 10 Years’.
The Library Project in Dublin published three printed volumes from his work ‘Paradise Lost’, in 2020, as part of their TLP Editions series.
Kehrer Verlag published his photobook ‘It Starts With Silence’, in 2021.
Gosnold is a member of the Belfast Photo Factory collective, where he organises regular photobook discussion groups designed to celebrate printed matter and promote an ongoing discourse around the medium.