Adjunct Professor

Richard Robinson

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richard Knox Robinson is an award winning photographer and filmmaker based near Charlottesville, Virginia. His first film, “The Beekeepers,” premiered at Sundance in 2009 in the New Frontiers Shorts Program and went on to screen at Hot Docs and Vancouver International Film Festival, winning Best Short Documentary at The Atlanta Film Festival.  His first feature film, “Rothstein’s First Assignment “ was nominated for the special jury prize at Seattle’s International Film Festival in 2011 and was featured in Time’s LightBox.  In 2012 he was awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship.

His photography work has been published and exhibited widely appearing in numerous publications including Time, Smithsonian and National Geographic Traveler Magazines as well as the photography annuals of Communication Arts and American Photography.

Robinson earned his my MFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2008 where he teaches as an Adjunct Professor.  Previously he has taught at the University of Virginia, Washington and Lee University and Randolph College. In Italy he has taught at Monserrat College of Art’s Summer Italian Residency Program.

He is represented by Aperture Images and Cinema Guild.