Richard Edelman is a graduate, in photography, of the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a graduate degree from Pratt Institute. He received fellowships from CAPS (NY Creative Artists Public Service Program) in 1982 and from the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 1985 & 2002. Richard's photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), Brooklyn Museum (NY), Polaroid International Collection (Offenbach), Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris) and Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY) He was a member of the faculty at the New School and has also taught photography at the School of Visual Arts and International Center for Photography, all in New York City.

Richard owns and operates the Woodstock Graphics Studio of Woodstock, NY. WGS specializes in fine exhibition printing and giclées for artists and photographers.