Biography

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Richard is a committed and passionate storyteller with a strong humanitarian focus.

He’s been reporting on social justice and human rights issues around the world for over 15 years, using his extensive experience to deliver compelling stories through photography, film and first person interviews, primarily for development agencies and international NGO’s.

Richard’s imagery and films have launched numerous successful advocacy and fundraising campaigns including increasing access to girls’ education in Afghanistan, emergency relief services for Syrian refugees in Jordan, climate change adaptation in Bangladesh and strengthening child rights in Ethiopia and East Timor.

He is often called upon to work independently alongside local partners or as part of a larger production team and regularly conducts visual communication training for NGO staff whilst on assignment.

Richard is also an experienced press photographer and a regular stringer for the Australian Associated Press (AAP) covering news assignments and major sporting events.

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Richard is originally from Jersey, Channel Islands and completed a degree in Documentary Photography at University of Wales College, Newport before becoming a senior staff photographer with the Jersey Evening Post for eight years. In 2011 he graduated from the highly acclaimed Rotary Peace & Conflict Resolution Program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, a three month intensive course that gave him an academic insight into the close relationship between development and peace building.

His work has been widely published including the International New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The ABC, amongst others. His work has been recognised with a number of awards and exhibitions.

Richard can be contacted at: rich@richwainwright.com

CLIENTS

  • Act for Peace
  • Amnesty International
  • Amnesty Australia
  • CAFOD
  • Caritas Australia
  • CORD
  • Oxfam Australia
  • Plan International Australia
  • UNICEF
  • Australian Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • Bloomberg
  • Corbis Images
  • Daily Express
  • Financial Times
  • Jersey Evening Post
  • Sunday Times Magazine UK
  • The Global Mail
  • The Guardian
  • The Times UK
  • The Irish Independent
  • Barclays Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Natwest