BD Richardson is a Maryland resident whose works have won awards and been featured nationally and internationally. Born in Washington, D.C., Richardson attended George Washington University (B.A.) and American University (M.A.). In 1980, she was part of a women’s press group trip to China when the country had just cracked the door to the west; her photos from this period of Chinese history are of a China which will never again exist.
Marrying an Army officer, life took her to live in Paris and West Point, NY, for several years before returning to Montgomery County (MD) to start a business and family. It was at the U.S. Embassy in Paris in the early 1980s where she had her first photography exhibit. Her photographs have also appeared in various books and magazines.
An avid photographer since college, Richardson began experimenting several years ago with combining photography, both film and digital, with mixed media. She is currently pursuing printing images on film and transferring the film image to aged metal using an emulsion transfer method. The transfers are done totally by hand and each is unique. The metal is aged using an involved hand-worked process. Her work is also available on a variety of substrates, from the above-described metal to fine art papers, high-grade acrylic, wood and canvas.