Gary Ricketts, recipient of three Emmy® Awards, enjoyed a long career in television production and management. Following retirement from the ABC Television Network, Gary actively pursued marketing his photography through several venues. In addition to individual and corporate sales, his photographs were licensed for use by Sun Day Greeting Cards, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America.
While living in New York City, Gary took a variety of photographs, both daytime and nighttime, showing the ever changing and dynamic energy of the city: Four Seasons of Central Park, Christo’s The Gates of Central Park, Manhattan Nights—Lighting the Darkness, Fire Escapes—Soon No More, and captured a view of the city rarely noticed by New Yorkers, New York—City of Mirrors.
Following retirement, Gary produced a talk titled Capturing History Through Photography. Combining photographs from his New York City collection with those taken in Europe, he revealed to his audience the history hidden within each image. “We see history in our everyday lives, but seldom recognize it. Learning the connection to history contained in an image adds an extra dimension for the viewer.”
More recently Gary focused his attention and efforts on black and white photography, creating a unique style, which resulted in several awards including Best of Show—Photography Center of Cape Cod, Third Place and Honorable Mention—New Center for Photographic Art, Dusk to Dawn. His most recent black and white solo exhibit, Everyday People—We Are All Alike, We Are All Unique was well received at the Gadsden Museum of Art.
Whether color or black and white, Gary continues to pursue and reveal the hidden history in each image to the delight of viewers and collectors.