A lifelong photojournalist and commercial photographer, Richard Bell started his career at Kent State University with a degree in journalism. After witnessing the shootings at Kent, Richard switched his major from Biology to Journalism.Jobs at two large metropolitan daily papers followed: The St. Petersburg Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. At the Inquirer Richard moved from Staff Photojournalist to Photo Editor where he was awarded the ?ewspaper photo editor of the year?award from ?ictures of the year?competition (POY). Leaving the newspaper business Richard started his own commercial photography business, ?he Bing Group? which produced print advertising for business uses. Concurrently he was a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaching documentary photography. Richard is currently working on fine art, book projects and documentary projects from his studio at the SoHA Arts Building in Haddon Township, NJ.


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