Klaus Leo Richter (b. 1986) is an Austrian-born artist and photographer living in Lithuania. His work focuses on the periphery, with an interest in the cultural and historical foundations of hegemony and the formation of difference between individuals or groups. Through photography and text, he sheds light on sparsely noted areas. He holds a BA in International Development from the University of Vienna, an MA in Media and Photography Art from Vilnius Academy of Arts, and completed the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions internationally.


2024 Futures! Photography selected by ISSP Gallery

2023 Lithuanian Council for Culture, Artist Stipend

2021 Shortlisted for the ‘Grand Prix’ at ‘Bialystok Interphoto Festival’

2021 Calvert Journal ‘Photographer of the Week’

2020 Winning Image at ‘Life-Framer Award’ with an honorable mention, World Travelers

2018 Lithuanian Council for Culture, Artist Stipend


Residencies/Portfolio Reviews

2022 Portfolio Review Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie & FUTURES, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

2020 ISSP Residency, Riga, Latvia



Leica Photography International     European Month of Photography

Welt     Tagesspiegel     Berliner Morgenpost     Neues Deutschland

Krantai     Literatura ir Menas     7md

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Bajorai, The Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, Bialystok, Poland

2020 Bajorai, SiSaid Gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania

2019 Cikoria, Contemporary Art Festival ‘StartAs’, Rokiškio Krašto Muziejus, Rokiškis, Lithuania

2019 Bajorai, Rokiškio Krašto Muziejus, Rokiškis, Lithuania

2019 Bajorai, Vilnius Photography Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania


Group Exhibitions

2023 The Third Space, Vilnius Photography Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (Curation and Participation)

2021 Bajorai, University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Bialystok, Poland (Grand Prix Interphoto)

2016 Cikoria, ‘Zehn’, Kuehlhaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany



2021 Cikoria, Off Grid Photo Festival, Green Door Artists Space and Gallery, Vienna, Austria

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