Richard A Russo Photography
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Richard Russo is an author, artist, and dream explorer in Berkeley, CA, where he is currently Associate Director of the Dream Institute of Northern California. He is a past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD); the subject of his presidential address was “Photography and Dreams.” He was also editor of the journal DreamTime for more than a decade, and has curated more than a dozen shows of dream-inspired art.

He has published short fiction as well as numerous articles about dreaming. His books include Dreams Are Wiser Than Men (North Atlantic, 1987) and The Rough Guide to Dreams (forthcoming). With Lily Pond, he edited two literary anthologies, Yellow Silk: Erotic Arts and Letters, and The Book of Eros.

Russo studied photography with John Spence Weir and Robert Brown at the University of California Extension, and has been actively working with photographic imagery for several decades. Early influences include Robert Frank, Minor White, Jerry Uelsman, Duane Michals, and Arthur Tress. He has also done extensive work in collage, and explored other media including artist books and sculptural objects.

He has a long-standing interest in dream imagery, dream-inspired art, and the relation between creativity and dreaming. Dream images are a small but important part of his photographic work. Recent group exhibitions include “Sea of Dreams” (aMFa Gallery, Berkeley, 2012), “Luminous Worlds: Art of the Spirit” (O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, 2013), “Golden Gateway to Dreams” (IASD Annual Juried Dream Art Exhibition, Berkeley, 2014), and "Black & White & Gray" (O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 2015).