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Randal Ford CV

Randal Ford is an Austin-based photographer who is known for capturing a variety of species across the animal kingdom. In his “Animal Kingdom” series, Ford’s striking minimalist photographs explore each animal’s personality and behavior. His objective is to capture simple, singular and beautiful portraits giving each animal the opportunity to elicit emotion and connect with its viewer. Ford utilizes a deconstructive approach to portraiture by isolating each animal on a stark backdrop focusing fully on the animal without distraction. Inspired by classic portrait photographers such as Richard Avedon, Ford’s practice highlights the essence of who a subject really is. 

Ford’s works have appeared in two monographs published by Rizzoli, on the cover of Time Magazine, Texas Monthly and Communication Arts. Ford has been commissioned to create photographs for brands such as Anheuser Busch, Comcast, Frito Lay, LL Bean, Pepsi, Pfizer, Verizon and Yeti. Ford has been named one of the top 200 international photographers by Lüerzers Archive. His animal photographs were awarded 1st place and best of show in the fine art category in the prestigious International Photo Awards competition. Ford lives and works in Austin, Texas.

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