Richard John Seymour (b 1989) is a British photographer, filmmaker and designer, confronting the borders between the fields of design, architecture, and art.
In 2013 he began work on what would become a long-form project ‘Consumed’ centred around China’s role in the rapid growth of consumerism, and what this means for the individuals involved. For the work on this topic, he was selected in 2014 by the Tate collective as one of Britain’s best emerging artists.
After studying a Bachelors in Architecture at the University of Bath and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, he continued his academic pursuit at the Architectural Association in London. At the AA he began to work with the Unknown Fields Division, a collaborative travelling research studio focussed on understanding the concept of ‘the city’ through explorations to the remote locations that allow it to function.
Richard has had work exhibited in the Tate and Royal Academy, and has been featured in various international media outlets, such as the BBC, The New Yorker, CNN, The Guardian, GEO, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Harpers, Cereal Magazine, De Morgen, Architectural Record, CasaBella, Dezeen, and Arch Daily.
Architectural Association - Diploma in Architecture (Awarded Scholarship)
University of Bath, Bsc in Architecture
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Erasmus)
Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen
Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin
vHH Architects, London
CAD: Autocad, Microstation
3D: Rhino, Cinema 4d, Sketchup
Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premiere
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Tate Collective Emerging Artist 2014
British Institution Award - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015
Architectural Association Scholarship 2013
ICR Romanian Cultural Institute Grant 2015
PDN Photo Annual award 2015 in Photojournalism
Magenta Flash Forward award 2015
Renaissance Photo Prize Finalist
Publications + Exhibitions
Tate Gallery, Blueprint Festival 2014
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015
Multiplied Art Fair, Christie's South Kensington
The New Yorker
Wall Street Journal
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