Richard Davis

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Richard Davis (B.1965) is a British Social Documentary and Portrait Photographer from Birmingham, UK.

Richard moved to Manchester in 1988 to study photography at the city’s Polytechnic. He was in the right place at the right time, not only to witness the music explosion of Madchester, but also the comedy/spoken word boom which saw the introduction of the likes of Lemn Sissay, Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne and John Thomson.

Richard lived in Hulme, which at the time was the largest public housing development in Europe. Many of Richard’s photos document the everyday life on the estate, dominated by four large Brutalist inspired crescent shaped housing blocks.

In the last few years Richard has had his photos exhibited by The British Culture Archive in London, Manchester & Berlin and has since had his work published by Cáfe Royal Books.