Project Description

Richard Snodgrass
Photo by Richard Kelly


Richard Snodgrass’s photographs are in private and museum collections across the country. An exhibition of his photographs and text entitled AfterImage: Mill Life Remembered was shown at the Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Pittsburgh, in 2005–2006; a portfolio of images and text from this exhibition was subsequently published in LensWork. His photographs are included in the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of California, where he also served as special curator and printer for a Dorothea Lange exhibition.

In 1989, Viking published Snodgrass’s novel There’s Something in the Back Yard to critical acclaim. His short stories and essays have appeared in the New England Review/Bread Loaf Quarterly, South Dakota Review, California Quarterly, Pittsburgh Quarterly, and elsewhere. His grants and fellowships include: Artist in Residence, LightWork, Syracuse University; Artist in Residence, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico; and a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He is also the author of An Uncommon Field: The Flight 93 Temporary Memorial, published in September of 2011 by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Kitchen Things: An Album of Vintage Utensils and Farm Kitchen Recipes, published in 2013 by Skyhorse and named one of the year’s “best books to get you thinking about food” by the Associated Press.