Richard Nieto

Born in 1952 - France


Richard Nieto is a French artist, born in 1952 in Toulouse where he lives and works.

After having worked as a photo-journalist for the newspaper "Liberation", and the Fotolib agency, he taught photography and was the artistic director for several public and private events until 1982. He continued his aesthetic research of traditional photography and experiments to adapt some of the old processes like bromoil, oleo-type and gum bichromate to contemporary art.

He is the founder of several study groups on aesthetics of photography and creator of several academical and institutional demonstrations. He collaborated for several years with Collège International de Philosophie.

His work is displayed in more than 45 key exhibitions in Europe. He has published several catalogs and participated in several art reviews, radio and TV shows.

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1972 – 1974 / Il a travaillé en tant que photographe reporteur pour le journal Libération et pour l’agence de presse ‘Fotolib’.
Il était également illustrateur, intervenant dans les photos de publicité, la mode et l’architecture.

1974 – 1982 / Professeur de photographie et directeur artistique pour divers événements publics et privés. Il continue sa recherche esthétique de la photographie traditionnelle et ses expériences pour adapter certains processus anciens : bromoïl, oléo-type, gomme bicromatée à l’art contemporain.

1982 – 2013 / 45 expositions majeures en Europe.
Il publie de nombreux catalogues et participe à de nombreuses revues d’art, d’émissions radio et télé.

Il est fondateur de plusieurs groupes d’études sur l’esthétique de la photographie et créateur de diverses manifestations pour les académies et les institutions. Il a collaboré pendant plusieurs années pour le Collège International de Philosophie sur le thème : ‘ Fiction et Photographies’, ‘Photographie et l’Inconscient’.

Il travaille depuis de nombreuses années sur les ‘Archétypes’ où les figures de la mythologie sont des représentations fondamentales et plus généralement l’essence de l’imagination dans l’invention du merveilleux.

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