Ric Savid was born in New York City, served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Philippines, and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He worked as a police reporter for the St. Petersburg Times upon first moving to Florida, and currently lives in Clearwater.
Savid has taught darkroom photography at Tampa Bay area art centers and for the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County. His work has appeared in American Photo, Aperture, Black and White, and Focus magazines. All of Savid’s photographs are shot under existing light on film and printed in the darkroom.
He was chosen by the City of Tampa’s Public Art Program as 2012 Photographer Laureate and commissioned to produce 50 black and white portraits depicting Tampa’s residents.