An immigrant from France, Rachel Cheetham-Richard comes from a family of migrants. From Vietnam, Algeria, England, Australia, Japan, France or the Gobi Desert in China, the stories of her family have woven the fabric of her imagination. She has traveled throughout Europe and many other countries, and settled in Philadelphia in 1995. She has since become an American citizen.
Intensely urban in her interests, her photographs capture the hustle and bustle of human activities. More recently her work has explored narratives that are fragmented, distorted, but as a whole, picture alternate realities.
Rachel Cheetham-Richard and Dan Rose formed Steamroller Labs devoted to visual experimentation; and the results of their collaboration have been exhibited in Philadelphia. steamrollerlabs.com