Richard Ansett

Richard Ansett (born 1966, British) is an acclaimed social documentary portrait photographer. His fascination and empathy with other people’s lives and unmistakable style has been recognised in numerous awards and exhibitions appearing in national and international publications and advertising campaigns. Acquired by some of the most prestigious permanent collections including the National Portrait Gallery,  Smithsonian and Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
1st prize winner of the Sony World Photography Awards, overall winner of the Arte Laguna Prize, 1st prize at Moscow International Foto Awards, 1st prize at Prix de la Photographie and Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize People’s Choice Awards.

Love On Parade

“The photograph offers our emotions as momentary glimpses of the lives of others and help us to explore the limits of ourselves. We are mostly exposed to similar emotional experiences, it is how we deal with these emotions that define us as individuals and can be read.” – Richard Ansett

“An act of genius…He is the skeleton from which all the other meats hangs.” Boris Mikhailov

“Its like art” – Grayson Perry

LOVE ON PARADE marks the 20th anniversary of the first couples that signed up for London Partnership Register 2001, which radically altered the public perception of gay relationships. Over shadowed now by the success of the Marriage Equality Act 2013 these couples paved the way for radical change.. This seminal series of photographic portraits, couples stand full length in their homes as if at the alter inspired by the Arnolfini Wedding by Jan Van Eyck considered to be a painted document of a clandestine union and the now most famous artwork illustrating betrothal. The composition has since become an incontrovertible meme in the fine art photography lexicon.

Lucy Bell Gallery in association with Hastings Pride celebrate this moment of British history with a limited edition series of posters of the original works displayed on the esplanade from Mon 16th August to Monday 30th August. To find the work goto:

Supported by Hastings Pride and Hastings Borough Council

All enquires / limited edition prints: Lucy Bell Gallery, 46 Norman Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0EJ. Website: / / Tel: 01424 434 828

To view more of Richard Ansett’s work please visit their website.