RICHARD BICKEL PHOTOGRAPHY
Richard Bickel's photography crosses 70 countries and has been published throughout the world. His passion for exotic waters - Africa's Niger and Burma's Irawaddy - brought him to Apalachicola in 1994. He has since been capturing the rich culture of Florida's last stand, publishing the best-selling photo books, The Last Great Bay and Apalachicola, An American Treasure. Bickel's work has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Conde Naste Traveler and Travel and Leisure, and internationally in Die Zeit (Germany), The Times of London and Italian Public Television.
A recipient of the Golden Quill for photography and the New York Art Directors Club Award, Richard Bickel has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. He resides in Apalachicola where he maintains a gallery of his photography in the town's historic district.
Baptism at Camel Lake, NW Florida
A remote desert market in Had-Raa, Eastern Morocco.
Richard Bickel's Apalachicola River runs wild through the intoxicating, almost imaginary terrain of Florida's central Panhandle. Here amid shadowy marsh and sun-soaked swimming holes is life on the Florida fringes - the ancient rites of backwoods baptisms, weekend mud-bog races, and hunting the Thanksgiving hog.
Bickel has chronicled the ebb and flow of life in this region with the eye of an artist. He captures the power of sea and sky... The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Exotic imagery from more than a dozen visits to the Desert Kingdom
These prints have been selected from Richard Bickel's personal portfolio, with many images taken during out of country assignments. All prints presented in archival acid-free backboard and matt with artist's signature.
Unflinching imagery of a people challenged with daily survival
Posing as a tourist, Richard Bickel gained unprecedented access to Castro’s Cuba with dozens of trips there over a five-year period in the 1990’s. This selection includes rare after-dark images from the island-nation. Bickel’s Cuba work has been published extensively, including The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, Civilization Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine.
Images shown in this website have been photographed by film or digital 35mm SLR cameras. There has been no manipulation of image content digitally or otherwise, nor has any image been cropped. Each photograph appears exactly as seen in the photographer's viewfinder.
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Original Print Price List
All prints are archival and presented with conservation mat and backboard.
9” x 13” signed, unframed print, matted in off-white, overall size inc. mat 16” x 19” $115
13” x 19” signed framed print, with off-white mat and ¾” black hardwood frame, U.V.glass, with overall size including frame 21” x 27” $395
20” x 30” signed, print only, unframed, no mat nor frame $385
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