Richard van Bennekom (NL,1973) graduated at the Fotoacademie in 2013.
Richard describes himself as a social documentary photographer. In his photographs he capture humans and their place in society. He seeks subjects unseen by the most of us, this can be personal stories or stories about injustice. Using imagery to make the spectator aware there is another side to a story.
''My curiosity feeds my interest''
In 2012 he was awarded by GUP's New Dutch Photography Talent as one of the hundred most talented photographers in Holland.
In 2014 he was selected by the Northern Lights masterclass as well for the VII photo agency masterclass.
In 2014 he won the third (category) prize at the Dutch Zilveren Camera Award for the serie Kusthi.