Richard Koek

Richard Koek is a Dutch-Argentinan photographer. He’s a visual storyteller, communicating his love for New York City and its inhabitants with the audience through his lens.

He shows his sensitivity to the complicated life in New York in his pictures, in which he doesn’t try to document a defining moment, but rather invites the audience to create its own interpretation of the work. Each photo becomes a new story, unique to each spectator. In his works, he organically incorporates themes such as gentrification, segregation, and cultural diversity.

He’s a speaker at An Ode to Urbanisation on Friday June 22.