I spend a lot of time churning through an idea, and the idea of course evolves as I’m working on it, but I try to pre-set the parameters. Then, making all the things feels like I’m in a factory: I’m churning out all the things I’m supposed to.

Adam Ryder

About the Artist


Adam Ryder (b. 1981) focuses his photographic practice on the built environment, urbanism, and infrastructure. He has collaborated on both grant-funded and residency-supported projects On the Grid and The Edge of Light documenting infrastructure and contemporary landscapes in Rhode Island and Utah. Since 2004, his work has been exhibited in New York, including shows at A Slender Gamut and The Camera Club of New York, at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC, as well as abroad, at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and the Liverpool International Photography Festival in Liverpool. Adam's work has also appeared in publications such as Wired, Hyperbalade, and i09. Adam received his MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and his BA from Clark University. He currently lives in New York, NY.

News and Notables
  • Exhibited at Gulf & Western Gallery, 2019

  • Photo District News Annual Award Winner, 2017

  • Hamiltonian Gallery Fellow, 2014