Paul Rider has a BFA from Uarts and a MFA from SCAD in Photography.
In 2008-2010, he was a fellow at the Center for the Emerging Visual Artist in Philadelphia, PA. He was on of the founding members of the photographic cooperative Level 3 in Philadelphia, PA., where he also served as exhibition curator/coordinator. He has taught at the university level since 2003. Rider's photographs have been exhibited in Europe and throughout the United States.