Richard W. Gadd
Weston Gallery / Director
Richard W. Gadd is the director of the Weston Gallery in California, a well known photography curator and photography consultant.
Richard bought his first daguerreotype when he was taking a history of photography class at the University of Dayton and has been hooked on photography since. His passion
encompasses is all things photographic. He began his career in the arts at the Dayton Art Institute before moving to San Francisco. In his current role as Director of the Weston Gallery, Richard works with individuals and institutions to identify rare vintage and contemporary artwork that enhances their collections. An occasional lecturer and presenter, he was a guest speaker at Stanford University Special Collections Library as part of the Preservation Lecture Series. He was invited by Fondazione Fotografia in Modena, Italy to deliver a talk about their Ansel Adams exhibition. He has judged numerous photography competitions including exhibitions for The Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA) and was a member of the Jury Panel for Silvershotz: The International Journal of Contemporary Photography. Previously, Richard was the Executive Director and Photography Curator for the Monterey Museum of Art.