Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, Richman now lives in Hastings on Hudson, a suburb of NYC. Her love affair with photography began her freshman year of college when she was forced to pick between art or math as a course elective. To the dismay of her parents who were hoping she would become a lawyer, she majored in Fine Arts with a focus on photography and upon graduation she began a successful career as a commercial photographer in Manhattan.
After years of photographing other people's visions, she has evolved into an artist and educator. Prior to Covid, she was a teacher at The International Center for Photographer in NYC and is currently a member of the Upstream Gallery in NY.
Richman’s interests lay in observing what others overlook. Her photographs explore the link between existence, decay and loss, and they blur the difference between painting and photography. For the past decade, she has primarily focused on photographing images that explore the damage to our environment by creating images that capture and preserve the fleeting nature of our world. Through art she hopes to inspire people to look beneath the surface and to see something never seen before and to thereby inspire change.
Recent awards and recognitions include 2021 Solo Exhibition of Jenga at The Cloud Gallery at the Griffin Museum, 2021 The Art Of New York group exhibition at the Arkell Museum, 2021 Finalist for The Larry Salley Photography Award, ArtsWestchester and Best Of Show, 2020 Non Member National Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club. Recent press includes being a Featured artist in the 2021 spring edition of Hook Magazine and in 2020 both in Create Magazine and F Stop Magazine. In 2019, The New York Times and The Washington Post highlighted her work in an article titled Elements Provide Inspiration at Architectural Digest Show.