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Richard Ansett, United Kingdom

2019 Sony World Photography Awards - Category Winner, Portraiture, Open Competition


Richard Ansett's worldview has been shaped by an ongoing enquiry into a sense of place as an adopted person with no information of his biological background. His relationship to photography has been built from this foundation and this continued and inexhaustible fascination with other people’s lives is relative to his own sense of dislocation. Richard views the world as an outsider seeking understanding and his work celebrates other people's lives as more complete than his own.