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Richard Higginbottom lives and works in the North of England and received a B.A honours in photography from Liverpool John Moores University in 2009. He then went on to gain an MRes qualification in photography from The University of Huddersfield, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of Bolton. His current photographic research and practice are centred on the city and notions of the everyday. His most recent body of photography echoes the ideas within the essay Walking in the City by Michel de Certeau. The work hints at the vast possibilities of everyday life using a range of city centres as areas of study. The photographs within are intended as a comment and an open question based on the struggle in representing the city in its entirety.
His teaching practice is a way for him to dedicate time to instilling his knowledge and passion for the photographic medium onto learners. He has an extensive understanding of the contemporary climate of photography and engages with the wider photographic community to ensure that his knowledge is up to date and can be passed onto those he teaches.
Richard also has a strong awareness of the photographic book and his practical work has been featured in a number of group exhibitions such as 2017’s Discursive Documents show at The Huddersfield Art Gallery and in publications including Ante Meridiem (Tide Press) and Crete:Diary (Antler Press). In addition to his personal photographic work, Richard publishes photographic books under his Tide Press imprint where he works with emerging photographers to create handmade books with great attention to detail and high quality production values. Tide Press is regularly represented at Art publishing fairs such as 2017’s Offprint event at The Tate Modern and the Leeds Artist Bookfair at the Tetley Contemporary Arts Centre. Richard continues to publish photographic books with Tide Press with a publication by Phoebe Kieley to be released this winter.