Whitney Richardson is a creative visual strategist, using technology, event curation and education to connect people around the world. As a photo editor covering Business and Technology at The New York Times, she informs and engages viewers through elegant and clear visual presentations across multiple platforms.
Ms. Richardson has 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. She 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. Ms. Richardson also curated the Lens photo exhibit, "Looking Forward," at the Lagos Photo Festival in 2015. She has lectured on emerging trends in visual journalism at 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.
Before joining the Times, Ms. Richardson worked as a visual producer at Afro Punk Productions. She also worked as an intern reporter at several news organizations, including The Commercial Appeal, Cox Newspapers Wire Service and was a recipient of the Roy W. Howard National Reporting Competition. In 2007, she participated with The New York Times Student Journalism Institute in New Orleans.
Ms. Richardson graduated from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University with a degree in print journalism. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.