Richard White lives in Mansfield in North East Victoria. He has been involved in photography for over 20 years.. Basically
a self taught photographer his work has been influenced by many photographers. Ansel Adams, Morley Baer, Brett Weston, Wynn
Bullock, Galen Rowell, John Sexton, Bruce Barnbaum.
He writes regular articles for national and international photography magazines, is a member of the Australian Institute
of Professional Photographers ( A. I. P. P. ) and past Victorian President of that organization as well as being a Federal
and State Judge of the Annual AIPP photography awards and a multiple award winner.
In 2003 was the recipient of an Arts Council grant for overseas study and won the Victorian Landscape Photographer of
the Year Award..
In 2001 he became a Master of Photography with the AIPP.
1997 he was awarded his Associateship with the A.I.P.P.
1995 saw him begin The Art of Photography Workshop program teaching workshops at his studio and darkroom in Mansfield
and at locations around the state as well as interstate and New Zealand. This years program is available via his web site
He has exhibited locally and Statewide for several years and is known for his high quality photographs.
Each year he offers a large format Black and White calendar on the High Country, produces a range of black & white
postcards and has worked on major documentary projects for television
SOME EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE :
E D O Environment exhibition 1992 (Group Exhibit) Gallery 101 Collins St., Melbourne
E D O Environment exhibition 1992 (Group Exhibit) Bond Gallery, Melbourne
Colour in the High Country 1993 Courier Gallery, Mansfield, Vic
Felix Australia, Victorian Images 1997 (Group Exhibit) Benalla , Victoria
The Parks Exhibition 1999 Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria
Been There, Wish You Were Here 2000 Yering Station Gallery, Victoria
The Parks Exhibition 2000 Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria
A Sense of Place 2000 (Group Exhibit) Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
The Parks Exhibition 2001 Horsham Art Gallery, Victoria
The Parks Exhibition 2001 Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
Images of the High Country 2003 La Trobe University, Mt. Buller
Some High Country Images 2005 Yering Station Gallery
Mystic Prints from the Right Side of the Darkroom 2005 Arts Walk, Mansfield
A Personal Statement re photography
"Unfortunately photography is too common. For many it is difficult to take it seriously and to even consider that
it could be used for artistic expression. The viewer must make the decision between seen or snap. If they choose seen, then
they would have an appreciation of what the photographer is trying to convey or how he responds to certain lighting conditions
or subject matter. The first hurdle though is accepting photography as an art form".
"With my photography I am drawn to the beauty and the unusual in nature. When possible I try to express my feelings
about the landscape and what I see. It becomes a visual communication. Hopefully it will give others an appreciation of what
is there and with luck it will elicit an emotional response from the viewer".