Palm Beach Contemporary & Modern Art Gallery


Vincent Ricardel

Vincent Ricardel, Exodus (Alexandria, VA) 1/20, 2015, Archival pigment print, 30 × 40 in. (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

Vincent Ricardel, Exodus (Alexandria, VA) 1/20, 2015, Archival pigment print, 30 × 40 in. (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

Vincent Ricardel
born 1963

Vincent Ricardel (b. 1963) has photographed legendary artists and musicians, as well as global business and political leaders. He has created memorable portraits of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Emmy Lou Harris, Ralph Lauren, George Benson, Paul Simon, Les Paul and Ted Danson, among many others.  His career has spanned the editorial and commercial worlds of photography working for publications such as W Magazine, The New York Times, numerous companies and advertising agencies. In recent years he has been exhibiting his personal and fine art work.

A collection of Vincent’s images were featured in the 2011 New York Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, “Guitar Heroes.” This exhibit was inspired by the book Ricardel co-authored, Archtop Guitars: The Journey from Cremona to New York for which he received GRAPHIS’ 2011 Best in Photography award.

He has received numerous awards and has an extensive client list to include: Fortune, New York Times, USA Weekend Magazine, Time, W Magazine, American Express Publishing, TV Guide Channel, Twinlab, HSBC and Charles Schwab to name a few. He has also contributed to many book projects including numerous book covers. His work is also syndicated worldwide through Getty Images.

Vincent was also an adjunct professor at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. He regularly gives workshops on studio and location lighting. He also served as the official photographer at the United States Information Agency during the Reagan Administration.

A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., Vincent was born in New York City, and spent his youth in Southampton, NY and Palm Beach, FL. He now resides in the Washington, DC area.

Selected Works