R. C. Hörsch (also R. C. Horsch or Raymond Charles Hoersch) (born 1943) is an American photographer, filmmaker, writer, sculptor and musician known for controversial work that blurs the distinction between art and pornography. He is also known for his sociopathic tendencies and sado-masochistic lifestyle. His fifty-year body of work is diverse and ranges from quietly poetic to explicit and disturbing. He is cited academically, along with Hans Bellmer and Robert Maplethorpe, as an example of an artist whose transgressive work is, nevertheless, unequivocally art. Criticism of his work both praises his authenticity, sensitivity and masterful technique and condemns the exploitation of his subjects
Official records list his birth name as Raymond Charles Hoersch and his birth date as 5 May 1943 in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. However, baptismal and U.S. Department of Justice records place the year as early as 1933.