The second Instagram Live Chat Series, presented by MDFF—Athens’s guest Daniel Gava, as part of our initiative “New Forms Of Presence”. The Live chats aim to explore new forms of connection by zooming into each guest, and zooming out, looking at the knowledge, observations, experience, and happenings within the sector that each one represents.
The 2nd Live Episode revolves around the notion of Events and Public gatherings: From the society and celebrity scene of the past, to the architecture and design Events of the future.
The first guest in dialogue with Daniel Gava is Richard Young. The chat touches upon the art of building relationships of trust within the Event scene, the power of the archive of personal memories, the elements that make an Event successful, and beyond.
• Richard Young: With a career spanning over 45 years, Richard’s exceptional eye has cemented him as the most trusted and prolific contemporary photographer to the stars. As both a portraitist and photojournalist, his unerring ability to capture the moment and present a candid, inside view into the world of celebrity has resulted in iconic images that are celebrated in publications throughout the world.
Richard has photographed a diverse and distinguished range of famous celebrities such as capturing some genuinely unique moments over the course of his career. Richard visited orphanages in Romania with Michael Jackson, photographed Sting’s wedding to Trudie Styler and toured the country with the Sex Pistols. He has covered parties for the Cannes film festival and the Oscars in Los Angeles. He accompanied and documented United States troops in Iraq and Fidel Castro in Cuba. These examples are only a few of Richard’s diverse achievements, and are a mark of the trust and liking that he inspires in his subjects.
His impact in the field of photography has been honored with numerous awards. He is the Co-Director of Richard Young Gallery, and has published four books, By Invitation Only, Paparazzo!, Shooting Stars and Nightclubbing.