Richard Koek

Dutch-American photographer Richard Koek is a visual storyteller. He shares his love of New York City and the people that live there by communicating with them through the lens.

Portret Richard Koek

His sensibility for the complicated life in New York shows in his photo’s, which are rather than a decisive moment, an encouragement to viewers to form their own interpretation of his work. Every picture becomes a new narrative, unique to its beholder.

Richard Koek (Ilpendam, 1965) decided to give up his profession as a tax lawyer to pursue his passion for photography in New York City. His work has featured in renowned titles including Interview Magazine, Stern, The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. Richard Koek lives in New York and Amsterdam, working for various international publications, companies and non-profit organizations, and has been purchased by The National Archives of Holland, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam.
 He has exhibited work at the Photoville Festival in NYC and Fotofestival Naarden in The Netherlands. 

His first monograph - "New York New York" has been published by Terra in March 2018.

He currently works in Brooklyn, New York and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Published by TERRALANNOO
24,5 cm x 32,4 cm. 256 pages. First edition of 3,000. Hardcover.
Photographs by Richard Koek. Introduction by Alice Rose George. March 2018.

“Richard has a unique eye for the still astonishing diversity of New Yorkers,
both native and transplanted. A transplant himself,
he possesses a powerful personal vision of the city he has made his home.
His evident talent and his work’s singularity speak for themselves.”

– Julia Gruen, Executive Director, Keith Haring Foundation, New York

© Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs - 2017
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