The Photographer

Peter Wm. Richardson has been a photojournalist and photographer for over fifty years and during that time has covered a large variety of assignments in numerous fields. Born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Peter grew up in Montréal, Quebec and later Oshawa, Ontario. His photography was originally influenced by his grandfather Robert, a Toronto photographer, and then Neal Newton, also of Toronto. Through these two influences Peter was introduced to the work of photographers such as Ansel Adams, Robert Capa, Cornell Capa, W. Eugene Smith, Minor White and others. These and numerous similar influences convinced him to pursue a life in photography and photojournalism in particular. Today, Peter’s life revolves around his horses and a decision to work on fine art photography and social documentary projects, in addition to continuing with newspaper and magazine assignments.