Richard Sandler is a New York-based documentary video and filmmaker, street photographer, and photography curator. He was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for Film-Making in 2006 and two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in Photography in 1992 and 1998. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, Houston Museum of Fine Art, New York Historical Society, as well as many private collections around the world.
After being gifted a Leica in 1977 he shot on the street in Boston for a productive three years before returning to his native New York in 1980 where he has captured its pulse for the past 35 years.
In November 2016 he published his first compendium of work, "The Eyes of the City", through PowerHouse Books. The large-format book reached Top 10 on Amazon and is now sold-out.
He now devotes most of his time to completing “A.K.A Martha's Vineyard”, a documentary film on the plight of Native Americans shown through the profile of the Wampanoag Indian tribe on Martha's Vineyard, MA. It is planned for theatrical release in 201A.