Richard Yumang is a documentary photographer based in Harlem, New York. He believes in the power of photography to address social issues through the lens of everyday life in New York City, with a particular focus on the transformation of ‘old’ New York into ‘new’ New York through the gentrification of Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Yumang is philanthropically devoted to the Gordon Parks Foundation, the National Arts Club and the American Society of Media Photographers' New York Chapter.
2012 New York University, New York, NY M.S. Public Relations & Corporate Communication 2004 California State University, Chico CA B.S. Sociology and minor in Economics, Cum Laude
My photographs depict my feelings and perspective on the individuals, buildings and streets of the city. I think New York City is a great platform for an emerging photographer like myself. Through my photography, my mission is to document the social and environmental metamorphosis that is taking place through the gentrification of Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.
2011 National Arts Club New York City