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 – arriving at the same time as the Madchester phenomenon emerged which helped put the City at the centre of global attention.
Richard was in the right place at the right time, not only to witness the music boom, but also the comedy/spoken word explosion which saw the introduction of the likes of Henry Normal, Lemn Sissay, Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne and John Thomson.
Richard lived in the inner city district of Hulme, which at the time of the late 80’s/early 90’s was the largest public housing development in Europe. Many of Richard’s photos document the everyday life of it’s residents on this council estate, which was dominated by four large Brutalist inspired crescent shaped housing blocks. The whole area has since been knocked down and redeveloped from the mid-90s.
In the last few years Richard has had his photos exhibited by The British Culture Archive in London, Manchester & Berlin and had his work published by renowned Photography Publishers Cáfe Royal Books.