National Library of France
Framed Fine Art PrintNew
2018, Limited Edition of 4
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.
When in Paris in 2018, Richard was on the run to photograph as many of city's libraries as possible. "I did well," he says. "This one has maybe the most exquisite ceilings of any library in the world."
Part of Richard's iconic photographic series of library, theater and church interiors. His depictions of these spaces are particularly special for their usual absence of people. In composing his images this way, Richard draws attention to these architectural jewels, which are generally experienced as the backdrop for other performances or activities. Richard travels the world scouting locations and working to achieve a realistic feel and color for his subjects. "My life consists of finding my next place to go through searching the world map, looking to see what my other friends who travel are doing and seeing if we can get together."
Boynton Beach, Florida
Originally from New York, Richard Silver now calls the world his home. Over the past three years he has traveled to 50 countries - has visited over 90 countries in total - photographing the stunning libraries, churches, concert halls and facades that he encounters. "I am not a typical studio photographer, since I am traveling all year long," says Richard. “My studio and workspace are in whatever city I happen to be in.” Richard has been taking photographs for almost 30 years. He first became serious about the practice in his 20s living in Brooklyn and working in Long Island. On his way home from work at night, he would go to the Brooklyn waterfront to shoot the Manhattan skyline. He has received worldwide acclaim for his photographic work in architecture, travel and landscape. His clients are the leaders of industry, including National Geographic Travel, United Airlines, KLM, CNN, Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Bank of America and the UN Aids Organization. In 2019, he was featured in the PhEST Photo Festival in Monopoli, Italy and a museum exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, Switzerland.