Lance Richardson Writer & Photographer


0004724 0004724 R1 E002 590x590 HomeLance Richardson is a writer and photographer based in New York.

After earning an honors degree in social sciences and anthropology from the University of Sydney, Lance began working as a travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, covering everything from a cultural festival at remote Lake Turkana, Kenya, to the war-torn north of Sri Lanka, to indigenous tourism initiatives in the Andean altiplano of Peru.

Lance has floated down the Amazon for GQ Australia, hiked the Maah Daah Hey Trail for Australian Geographic Outdoor, and reported from the Wahiba Sands for Virgin Voyeur. He has also contributed to SlateThe Guardian, GQ Latin America, New York Magazine (, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Toronto Star. His first solo photography exhibition, de MéXICO‘, premiered at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney, on 6 August 2010.

He is currently a masters candidate at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU, and working on a book about wolves.


© 2011 Lance Richardson

A sense of where you are

Is sight really the most important of the senses in travel? Should we perhaps be giving greater credit to the other faculties?

© Lance Richardson 2013

Bright city lights

From steamy Rio de Janeiro to bleak Pyongyang, cities are uncanny places for the simple reason that so many people live in them.