Rik Pinkcombe

March 2005

After an adventurous flight from London and winter-related delays in Washington, DC, our new Artist-in-Residence Rik Pinkcombe has finally arrived. Rik comes to Light Work at the recommendation of Autograph, an association of black photographers in Great Britain.

Determined to photograph new work, Rik has been shooting new film in Syracuse daily. His current series touches on issues of perceived vs. staged reality. His large-format images question the common understanding of reality.

Rik attended school at Blackpool College of Lancaster University. Trained as a commercial photographer, Rik shifted to art photography after a prolonged battle with leukemia made him reevaluate his life. Rik lives in London. Recent exhibition venues include the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in Greenwich and the 921 Gallery in Hackney, Great Britain.