Whitney Richardson  is a creative visual strategist, using technology, event curation and journalism to connect people around the world. 





Whitney is currently based in London, UK and is the Global Events Manager at The New York Times, where she curates live programming for a global audience.

Before joining the global team, she worked as a Visual Editor at The Times, covering business and technology. Whitney has also written and produced articles for the Times photography column "Lens," highlighting trends in the photo industry, as well as promoting new media from emerging artists. Her work as a photo editor received first place for Feature Multimedia Story in the 2017 Best of Photojournalism contest.

Whitney co-produced the 2015 and 2016 New York Times Portfolio Review, organizing more than 300 photographers, editors and curators from around the world for the annual two-day event. She also curated the Lens photo exhibit, "Looking Forward," at the Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria in 2015. She has lectured on emerging trends in visual journalism at Harvard University, Yale University School of Arts, World Press Photo Master Class in West Africa, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York University and Lagos Photo Festival. 

Whitney graduated from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University with a degree in print journalism.




Visual Editing

As a photo editor at The New York Times, Whitney designed visual presentations covering the intersection of technology, media and the global economy for the Business desk.

Some of her collaborative projects include coverage of pregnancy discrimination in the work place, delivering Amazon packages in extreme locations, the rise of zombie malls, super commuters in San Francisco, the economic effects of apartheid in South Africa, and the impact of the Trump administration on health care and energy sectors.

In the spring of 2018, Whitney completed a 10-week front-end web development course at General Assembly and is now comfortable with HTML, CSS and JQuery, which she practices in her free time.

Below is a select group of visual projects Whitney produced between 2017 and 2018.

I write because I can. I can because I read. I read because there is no other way of knowing.
— Quote found in one of Whitney's early journals from 2006



For the past decade, Whitney has reported stories for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Cox Newspapers and The Commercial Appeal. Her personal work explores contemporary African photography and the creative community in the African diasopora.





Coming soon. For now, check out some of Whitney's talks at Yale University, Lagos Photo Festival and World Press Photo. You can also follow her on Instagram.