Richard Butchins


Richard Butchins is an award-winning disabled filmmaker, writer and artist with over 20 years of experience in commercial TV and mass media. He’s created ground-breaking work across television and art platforms that provide rare insight into the disabled experience. Motivated by the continual exclusion and misrepresentation of marginalised people in society, his work aims to shift dominant perspectives.

Through documentary and personal art practice, he attempts to convey the humanity, value, and self-determination of the disabled community on its own terms, rather than as burdens, objects of pity or inspiration porn. He has a Ph.D. by practice from the University of Kent for a study into the aesthetics of disability.