Richard Billingham is a British photographer and video artist living and working in South Wales and concerned largely with human relationships and the landscape.
He is known especially for his candid photographs and film that explore his family life. His work presents a stark, painful and often humorous documentation of the emotional relationships between his subjects. The underlying need for closeness and the pain of revelations that such scrutiny can entail are central to Billingham's practice.
Billingham graduated from the University of Sunderland in 1994 and had his first group exhibition ‘Who's Looking at the Family?’ at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1994. His recent solo shows include Panorama (Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 2015 and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 2015) and Ray (Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea 2015).