CV
Randal Ford CV

Randal Ford is an Austin-based photographer whose works have appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, over 20 different Texas Monthly covers, and the cover of Communication Arts, the advertising industry’s most prestigious publication. Ford has been commissioned to create photographs for brands such as Anheuser Busch, Comcast, Frito Lay, LL Bean, Pepsi, Pfizer, Verizon, & Yeti. In his books “Animal Kingdom” and “Good Dog,” Ford’s captivating portraits shine the spotlight on a variety of species from across the animal world. The collection’s objective, he says, is twofold: “to create a simple, singular, and beautiful portrait of the animal,” while providing people with an “emotional connection with nature and other living species.” Through photography, Ford says, he also seeks to erase the divide between animal and viewer: “Whether it’s beauty, power, or humor, I want to give the animals the opportunity to tell their own story and connect with you.” Among other accolades, in 2016, 2017, 2018 Ford was named one of the top 200 photographers worldwide by German-based magazine Lüerzers Archive. In 2017 his animal photographs were awarded 1st place and best of show in the fine art category in the prestigious International Photo Awards competition.

EDUCATION
Texas A&M University Residence, Austin, TX

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Group Exhibition, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX 

2018
Solo Exhibition, PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX
Solo Exhibition, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX

SELECT AWARDS
2020
Communication Arts Feature Article

2019
Communication Arts Photo Annual

2018
International Photo Awards, Book of the Year
PDN Photo Annual
Communication Arts Photo Annual

2017
Communication Arts Photo Annual
International Photo Awards, Best of Show

2015-2018
Luerzers Top 200 Photographers Worldwide

2016
American Photography Annual 32
Communication Arts Photo Annual

2015
PDN Photo Annual

2014
Communication Arts Photo Annual Cover