Richmond Kobla Dido (GH)

Image: Richmond Kobla Dido, from the series [Men Don’t Cry], 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Richmond Kobla Dido, from the series Men Don’t Cry, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Born 1993, Accra, Ghana
Lives and works Sydney, Australia

Richmond Kobla Dido is a photographer and creative director working across many genres that explores and documents black lived experiences.

Heavily  inspired by photographers such as Malick Sadibe, Seydou Keita and more recently Zanele Muholi, Kobla aims  through his work  to be able to inspire his community and open some very important conversations be it in stills or moving images.

His practice as a photographer is all about creating safe spaces for people to tell their stories and to have a visual document that would be a reference for those who are to come,  especially as an African in the diaspora.

He aspires for his photography to positively encourage a connection and understanding between the viewer and the subject.

PHOTO 2022 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March