b. San Jose, CA, 1968



B.A. University of California San Diego, CA

Solo Exhibitions


Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany


A New American Picture, Jaffa Port International Photography Festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel

A New American Picture, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA


A New American Picture, Fresno Art Museum, CA


A New American Picture, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


A New American Picture, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions


Consent: Complicating Agency in Photography, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


[Space] Street. Life. Photography: Seven Decades of Street Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany


Space: On Urbanism, Anonymity, Street Life, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany

The Photographic I: The Pull of the World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium

AnonimX: The End of the Privacy Era, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel


I Wanted to Be a Photographer, Foto Colectania Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

Public, Private, Secret, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

The Peeled Eye, Fotofocus Biennial 2016, Wave Pool, Cincinnati, OH


A New American Picture, Landskrona Foto Festival 2015, Landskrona, Sweden

N.A., Noorderlicht Photofestival 2015, Groningen, The Netherlands

When we share more than ever, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Triennale of Photography Hamburg 2015, Germany

City Limit, The Journal, Brooklyn, NY


Three Themes: Contemporary Connections with Paul Strand, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA


Surveying the Terrain, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Classless Society, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Staking Claim: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

The Club, La Bourse du Travail, Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France

Head on Photo Festival, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Publicly Private: Enrico Natali and Doug Rickard, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Aperture Remix, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY

Next Generation: Young American Photography, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany

Peripheral Views: States of America, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

America in View, Landscape Photography 1865 – Now, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Photographic!, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea

From Here On, FotoMuseum Provincie Anwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Cinema du Reel, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

RAY, +Making History, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Publicly Private: Enrico Natali and Doug Rickard, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA


New Photography 2011, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Best Books of the Decade, PhotoIreland Festival, National Photographic Archive, Dublin, Ireland

No Direction Home, Head On Photo Festival, Depot II Gallery, Sydney, Australia

HERE., Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

From Here On, 42nd Edition of Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France

Idyll, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Anonymes – L’Amerique Sans Nom: Photographie et Cinema, Le Bal, Paris, France

Selected Collections

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

New York Public Library, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Selected Bibliography


Rickard, Doug. All Eyes On Me. Nazraeli Press, CA, March 2015 [book]

Hau, Sebastian, and Bastian Tebath. "On Blurriness." The Lazlo Reader Volume 1. 2015.

Gefter, Philip. “This is a…Photograph?” Departures May/June 2015

Indrisek, Scott. “Doug Rickard Samples YouTube’s Chorus.” Blouin ArtInfo. 6 January 2015


Rickard, Doug. N.A., Verlage Kettler, Germany/ D.A.P., New York, December 2014 [book]

Zhong, Fan. “Doug Rickard: N.A” W 12 December 2014

Horne, Rebecca. “What do these uploaded videos say about society?” CNN 25 September 2014

Higgins, Jackie. The World Atlas of Street Photography, Yale University Press, September 2014 [book]

“TIME Special Preview: A Guide to the Best Fall Photo Books.” TIME Lightbox 8 September 2014

Badger, Gerry. “Doug Rickard, N.A.” 1000 Words Photography Summer 2014

Buskirk, Martha. “Fair Game: Martha Buskirk on Networked Photography and Copyright.” Artforum Summer 2014

Jobey, Liz. “The Street’s a Stage.” FT Weekend Magazine 16 August 2014

Jacobs, Gideon. “The Internet is Overwhelming, So Photograph It.” Vice 25 March 2014


Rickard, Doug. TOM Little Big Man, September 2013 [book]

“Doug Rickard: Simply Something Else.” Musée Magazine Nov/Dec 2013

Gamerman, Ellen. “The Art of Spying.” Wall Street Journal 12 September 2013

“The Photography of Doug Rickard,” news segment on KQED Public Media for Northern California/PBS News Hour, 29 October 2013

Thompson, Clive. “Vision Quest: Doug Aitken’s teach-fueled, all-night, glow-in-the-dark, cross-country, pop-art train ride.” Wired 20 June 2013

Chang, Chris. “Doug Rickard.” Art In America February 2013

Nader, Alexia. “Making Sense of Google Street Views.” The Nation 3 January 2013


Woodward, Richard. “TIME’s Best of 2012: The Photobooks We Loved.” Time LightBox 24 December 2012

“The Best Books of 2012, Doug Rickard: A New American Picture.” PhotoEye Magazine December 2012

“Notable Photo Books of 2012, Doug Rickard: A New American Picture.” Photo District News December 2012

Jenkins, Karen. “Book Reviews: A New American Picture.” PhotoEye Blog November 19 2012

Miller, Sarah. “Mapmaker Mapmaker, Make Me a Map.” Trunk Magazine Fall/Winter 2012

Halle, Howard. “Doug Rickard, ‘A New American Picture.’” Time Out New York 22-28 November 2012

Garcia-Bustamante, Marcia. “Under the Influence of Aperture.” The New Yorker: Photo Booth 15 November 2012

Klapheke, Rachelle. “Doug Rickard’s Street View.” The New Yorker: Photo Booth 9 November 2012

Shuster, Robert. “The Google Riis, Doug Rickard: A New American Picture.” Village Voice 7 November 2012

“Goings on About Town, Doug Rickard.” The New Yorker 5 November 2012

Meyers, William. “Doug Rickard, A New American Picture.” The Wall Street Journal 3-4 November, 2012

Grinberg, Emanuella. “Artists ‘reimagine’ iconic photography.” CNN Living 30 October 2012

Steadman, Ryan. “Critics’ Pick, Doug Rickard.” Artforum International 11 October 2012

Roffino, Sara. “See Doug Rickard’s Google Street View-Inspired Art at Aperture and Yossi Milo” ArtInfo 5 October 2012

“Doug Rickard Presents A New American Picture at Yossi Milo Gallery” Actuphoto 4 October 2012

Rickard, Doug. “A New American Picture” Aperture/Koenig Books, London, September 2012

Barden, Lane. “Street With A View: Doug Rickard and Michael Wolf Appropriate the World.” Artillery Volume 6, Issue 6 July/August 2012

Warren. Lydia. “A Window on ‘forgotten’ America: More fascinating images of the country’s poorest communities from Good Street View Artist.” Mail Online 3 June 2012

Westgeest, Helen. “Digital Appropriation as Photographic Practice and Theory.” Depth of Field Volume 2, No. 1 June 2012

Galperina, Marina. “Revealing Street View Shots of America’s Invisible Communities.” Flavorwire 30 May 2012

Pyon, Kathy M.Y. “Framework: Capturing the World Through Photography, Video and Multimedia.” Los Angeles Times 23 April 2012

Bohnacker, Siobhán. “Artists at Work: Doug Rickard.” Afterall 18 April 2012

“A New American Picture: Tour Across the American Suburbia Following the Trike of Google Street View.” Abitare March 2012

Wright, Sophie. “The Whispering Minority: Doug Rickard’s ‘A New American Picture.’” Fourth and Main Spring/Summer 2012

Foster, John. “A New American Picture: Doug Rickard and Street Photography in the Age of Google.” Observatory: Design and Visual Culture 1 January 2012


“A New American Picture: Doug Rickard Captures U.S. Poverty via Google Maps.” The Daily Beast December 2011

Appleyard, Bryan. “They’ve Been Framed.” The Sunday Times Magazine 12 November 2011

Brown, Kristen. “Doug Rickard: One Eye, 15 Lenses.” 5 x 12 18 November 2011

Johnson, Ken. “Exploring Truth (And Fiction) Through a Camera Lens.” The New York Times 13 October 2011

Ruttle, Caitlin. “Four Artists Rocking NYC Museums.” Artlog 27 October 2011

Graham, Paul. “20/20.” Frieze Magazine Issue 141, 23 September 2011

O’Toole, Erin. “A New American Picture: Streets of Heartbreak.” Foam Issue 27, Summer 2011

Norris, Scott. “Resdiscovering Photography at Three SF Galleries.” Art Culture: Contemporary Art, Innovation and Design 7 June 2011

Archer, Larissa. “Decaying, powerful scenes in ‘A New American Picture.’” San Francisco Examiner. 8 June 2011.

Baker, Kenneth. “’Haute’ at Silverman, Rickard at Stephen Wirtz.” San Francisco Chronicle. 4 June 2011.

Bowers, Keith. “First Thursday: Doug Rickard’s ‘A New American Picture’ Shows American Desolation.” SFWeekly. 5 May 2011.

Smyth, Diane. “The View from the Streets.” British Journal of Photography. 22 February 2011.

Badger, Gerry. “Anonymes.” AG Quarterly. Winter 2011.


Rickard, Doug. A New American Picture. Cologne: White Press/Schaden, 2010.

Campany, David and Dufour, Diane. Anonymes – L’amerique sans nom: Photographie et cinema. London: Steidl, Paris: Le Bal, 2010.

Bertrand, Anne. “Opening of Le Bal, Paris. Anonymes. Unnamed America in Photography and Film.” Camera Austria. Issue 112, 2010.

Houghton, Max. “Paris Photo and Beyond.” Foto8. 2 December 2010.

Ladd, Jeff. “A New American Picture by Doug Rickard.” 5B4 Photography and Books. 30 November 2010.