Photojournalist Richard Lappas began his media career at the Keystone Press Agency in the heart of Fleet Street in the early 1970s as a caption writer working on Features and eventually News.
From there he was invited to take up a post with the leading west country news and picture agency Devon News Service based in Exeter which eventually moved into Cornwall, Somerset , Dorset & Bristol
A decade later, Richard, having learnt about all aspects of editorial photography, syndication,news, features and sport, he branched out on his own and eventually built his own agency covering the south west of England.
Since the early 1980,s, Richard has won a number of prestigious awards, become a qualified University & College lecturer and written his own autobiography about his life in the national newspaper industry.
Richard frequently gives talks and lectures on news gathering as well as photo journalism. He is an active member of NAPA(National Association of Press Agencies), a member of the BAJ and works as a volunteer for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and continues to work for a number of the national newspaper titles.