Irish photographer Rich Gilligan is known for his distinctive raw approach to portraiture and fashion, with a photographic style that exists somewhere between classic reportage and fine art documentary photography. As a teenager Rich first discovered photography through his interest in skateboard culture. More than a decade of shooting for international skate publications led to his award winning book DIY
, a collection of landscapes and portraits of life in illegal homemade skateparks worldwide.
Rich’s photographs have been widely exhibited, with recent shows in Dali, Malmo, Dublin, London, Munich, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Sydney and Copenhagen. He was awarded the 2013 Showcase Photography Award from The Gallery of Photography, Dublin for emerging talent in Europe and was recently selected by Time Magazine as one of the top 9 Photographers to watch from Ireland. Rich is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
Clients include Jack Daniels, Heineken, Jameson, Absolut, ESPN, Thrasher, Vans, Carhartt, Fjallraven, Transworld Skateboarding, Swarovski, Christian Dior Couture, iTunes, Monocle, Domino Records, Heavenly Recordings, Rough Trade, DFA Records, Bilboard, Universal Music, Ford, Scion, The New Statesman, Thread, Liberation, New Lab, Quinnipiac University, Emerica, Kingpin, Source, The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Prestel, Sidewalk, Kingpin, Magnum Foundation, L’Uomo Vogue,
TIME, Dazed & Confused, T Magazine, Nylon, iD, and The Last Magazine.