Richard Learoyd (b. 1966, Nelson, United Kingdom) studied photography under the landscape photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper at the Glasgow School of Art. He is known for his large-scale portrait, landscape and still-life photographs produced using a camera obscura. Learoyd's photographs were the subject of the solo exhibition Richard Learoyd: Dark Mirror at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2015–2016) and will be exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, in 2016. In 2015, Aperture, in association with Pier 24 Photography, published Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, a comprehensive monograph of the artist's colour studio photographs. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Learoyd lives and works in London.