Lance Richardson Writer & Photographer


vsco photo 1 HomeLance Richardson is a writer and photographer based in New York.

After earning a degree in social sciences and anthropology, Lance began working as a writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, covering everything from the war-torn north of Sri Lanka to indigenous tourism initiatives in the Andean altiplano of Peru.

In the years since, Lance has contributed to The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, Slate, The New York TimesNew York MagazineThe Atlantic, The Paris ReviewThe Guardian, The Australian Financial Review, Guernica, and several international editions of GQ.

His first solo photography exhibition, de MéXICO‘, premiered at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney, on 6 August 2010.

Lance has a masters degree in “literary reportage” (longform journalism) from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU.

He is represented by Flip Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic.


© 2013 Lance Richardson

Tales of the south seas

The island of Malekula, Vanuatu, is mostly mysterious, shrouded in legends of cannibalism that unfairly malign its 30 indigenous languages and 20,000 residents.

© Lance Richardson 2013

Northern exposure

Things happen when they happen in Jaffna, a place of grand temples and eerie modern ruins. It has a population of about 90,000, but the character of a country town – albeit one with a battered past.

© Lance Richardson

The Ascent of Ausangate

The community at Chillca, near the mountain Ausangate, in Peru, may have set out to put their llamas back to work, but what they have created is something far more remarkable.