Richard Rivera is a fine arts photographer, artist, designer, and writer who worked in publishing, advertising, film, and illustration. His illustrations have graced the covers of paperback books and magazines, and his projects include co-producing and writing the award-winning television series TalkFiction (Time-Warner Cable), working as a still-photographer on independent films, and re-designing and art directing the contemporary music magazine, New Music Connoisseur. His forthcoming Eagles of New York™ is a photographic celebration of the eagle in the architecture and sculpture of New York City, the first of a planned series of large-scale art projects in major cities around the world. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts. His photographs are in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.