Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Richard McCabe received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998. Also in 1998, he received a Fellowship to New York University to attend the American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar. From 1998 – 2005 he lived in New York City where he worked for numerous art galleries and museums including – The International Center for Photography, Robert Miller Gallery and the El Museo del Barrio. He also taught at Photography at Pratt Institute, New York City and Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey.
In 2005, He moved to New Orleans and has worked within the curatorial department at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for the past ten years. In 2010, he became the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum. He has curated over 35 exhibitions in the past 13 years including – Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and 40s, The Mythology of Florida, Self Processing: Instant Photography, Seeing Beyond the Ordinary, New Southern Photography and Time, Spell, Practice, American, Body: The work of RaMell Ross.
McCabe is interested in reviewing photographic work that deals with issues and subject matter both within and outside the American South. Of particular interest are - photojournalism, documentary, portrait, landscape, and conceptual photography.