Ricky Powell (born November 20, 1961) is an American photographer. He is the author of four books. Powell is a photographer who specializes in the environmental portrait. Though Powell initially rose to fame because of his relationship with the Beastie Boys, he is now well known for his intimate photographs that have been featured in The New York Times, the New York Post, the Daily News (New York), The Village Voice, TIME, Newsweek, VIBE, The Source, Rolling Stone, and many other publications.
Powell was born and raised in New York City.