About Richard Sobol

Since graduating from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University I have used the art of photography to visit 42 (make that 45!…just back from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) countries and produce visual narratives.
My photographs from these disparate worlds have been published in: Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, People, Paris Match, Bunte, Stern, The New York Times, and Photo District News. As I added text to these stories I have since published eleven books for children and adults.
As a result of my unique set of skills I am frequently called upon by international wildlife protection agencies and conservation groups to document wild areas and I travel regularly to Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
Most recently I have worked closer to my home as I documented the design and construction of architect Frank Gehry’s Stata Center project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Together with commentary by Gehry and Nancy Joyce, the project manager, this story is told in the book, Building Stata, published by the MIT Press and in Construction Zone, published by Candlewick Press.
My photographs have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum New York, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Aidekman Arts Center Tufts University, The Weiner Gallery Brown University, Paul Mellon Arts Center Wallingford Ct, Reynolds Ryan Gallery New Orleans La, and the Peabody Essex Museum Salem Mass.

Current works in progress includes stories on Humpback Whales in Cape Cod, elephant twins in Thailand, a town run by monkeys, and rescuing moon bears in China.

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