Finding Stories, Capturing Moments, Making Pictures: A Chat with Veteran Photographer Jim Richardson
On this edition of ST, we speak with Jim Richardson, a longtime contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine (and contributing editor to NatGeo's Traveler magazine) who is known for his globe-trotting photo-journalism as well as his carefully observed images of rural American life. As a social documentary photographer who's been in the business for 30+ years, Richardson has enjoyed an influential and far-flung career. He's also a part of an exhibit called "National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West," which is on view at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa through February 3rd; Richardson has two photographs on display in this show. (The exhibition spans some 125 years of Western photos, and you can learn more about it at this link.) Richardson was in Tulsa last week to deliver an informal presentation concerning his work with the camera; that event occurred at Gilcrease on Friday the 11th. While he was in town, he stopped by our Public Radio Tulsa studios for an interview.