Doug Rickard



San Jose, CA, 1968.  Lives in Sacramento, CA.



Bachelor of Arts, 1994
University of California San Diego, emphasis on United States History and Sociology

Founder and Editor

American Suburb X (

These Americans (


A New American Picture, Stephen Wirtz Galelry, April 27-July 30, 2011


A New American Picture, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

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
A New American Picture, Cinema du Reel, la Bibliothèque publique d’information, Centre Pompidou

RAY, Making History, Frankfurter Kunstverein, MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunse, Frankfurt am Main und MMK Zollamt, Germany

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

A New American Picture, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo) April 27-July 30.

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

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

From Here On, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, and Joachim Schmid for the 42nd edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles
Arles, France, July 4-September 18.

Here, Pier 24, San Francisco, CA, through December 16, 2011.

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

Anonymes - L' Amerique Sans Nom: Photographie et Cinema, Walker Evans, Standish Lawder, Chauncey Hare, Bruce Gilden, Doug Rickard, Lewis Baltz, Jeff Wall, Arianna Arcara & Luca Santese, Anthony Hernandez, Sharon Lockhart, Le Bal, Paris, September 18-December 19

Writing on photography

“William Eggleston: Before Color,” American Suburb X, 2010
“Asger Carlsen: Wrong,” American Suburb X, 2010
“Antoine d’Agata: An Empty Shell Walking,” American Suburb X, 2009
“Hally Pancer: America 1986-1990,” American Suburb X, 2009
“Tanyth Berkeley: The Special Ones,” American Suburb X, 2009
“Robert Adams: Summer Nights Walking,” American Suburb X, 2009
“Asako Narahashi: Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water,” American Suburb X, 2009
“Richard Billingham: Ray’s a Laugh,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs: The Great Unreal,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Julius Shulman: LA Son,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Chris Shaw: Life as a Night Porter,” American Suburb X, 2009
“Victor Cobo: Remember When You Loved Me,” American Suburb X, 2009
“Lise Sarfati: Molly #03,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Mark Steinmetz: The Gray the Blankets the Living,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Michele Abeles: Old New Work,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Mike Brodie: The Roof on the World is the Place to Be,” American Suburb X, 2008
“John Humble: A Place in the Sun,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Alison Sexton: Tap Into the Language or You’re Neutral” American Suburb X, 2008
“Ed Templeton: Deformer,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Roswell Angier: Sticky Floors and White Men Roars,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Todd Hido: Two Way Street,” American Suburb X, 2008
“Tony Stamolis: Frezno,” American Suburb X, 2008
Monographs and Publications

A New American Picture, 69 plates, limited edition of 250 copies, hand made By White Press/, 2010

A New American Picture, Aperture / Koenig, (upcoming 2012)

Campany, David and Diane Dufour. Anonymes – L’amerique sans nom: Photographie et cinema, exhibition catalogue, Steidl/Le Bal, 2010, 96 pp.

Articles and Reviews

Appleyard, Bryan. "Google Street View as Art," The Sunday Times, December 11.

Graham, Paul. "20/20, Doug Rickard," Frieze, September.

Ho, Alexander. "Art and the Outside World: MoMA's 'New Photography,'" Time LightBox, September 27.

O'Toole, Erin. "Issue 27 / Report / Doug Rickard - A New American Picture," Foam Magazine, June.

Archer, Larissa. "Decaying, Powerful Scenes in "New American Picture," San Francisco Examiner, June 8.

Baker, Kenneth. "Rickard at Stephen Wirtz," San Francisco Chronicle, June 4.

Bravmann, Melony. "A New American Picture, Doug Rickard," ArtPractical, Shotgun Review, Vol. 2.18.

Winant, Carmen. "Doug Rickard @ Wirtz,", May 19.

Bowers, Keith. "First Thursday: Doug Rickard's "A New American Picture" Shows American Desolation, SFWeekly, May 5.

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

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

“The Best Books of 2010,”
photo-eye Magazine, A New American Picture selected as a best book of 2010
by Morten Andersen, Gerry Badger, John Gossage, Jeff Ladd, and Martin Parr

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

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

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

Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT