Richard Pare (British, born 1948) studied graphic design and photography at Winchester and Ravensbourne College of Art, before attending the Art Institute of Chicago, from where he received his MFA in 1973. Since then he has been a photographer with a particular interest in architecture. He is best known for his work documenting Soviet modernist architecture. Pare worked as curator for the Seagram Collection from 1974 until 1985. He was the founding curator for the photography collection of the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), from its inception in 1974 until he became a consultant to the collection in 1989, a role he continues to hold today.