Earl Richardson

Photojournalist and copyright attorney

Earl Richardson (j'83) has more than 30 years experience in newspaper, magazine and commercial photography.

He was a director of photography for a Midwest ad agency as well as for the Topeka Capital-Journal. He shared in a Pulitzer Prize at The Kansas City Star for its coverage of the Hyatt Skywalk Collapse in 1981. He earned his juris doctorate from the KU School of Law in 2008 (he actually attended law school with his daugher). After practicing law for a couple of years, he needed to get back to photography.

Richardson says the most important things you need to know about him are: he is easy to work with, he doesn't take himself too seriously, and he produces great work on a budget and on deadline. Other things Richardson would like you know about him: He likes to have fun. He rides a road bike a lot, and his family is his No. 1 priority. He plays the uilleann pipes. He won't tolerate intolerance. He doesn't like it when people talk on their cell phones while driving. It's dangerous.