Richard Alan Hannon photographing the remains of Windsor Ruins plantation in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Photo by Adam Lau.
Richard Alan Hannon photographing the remains of Windsor Ruins plantation in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Photo by Adam Lau.

Richard Alan Hannon is a self-taught photographer who began his career as a staff photographer for the same newspaper he delivered as a teenager in Mansfield, Ohio. From there he become a staff photographer for Wyoming’s statewide newspaper, The Casper Star-Tribune, a photo editor at The State in Columbia, South Carolina, and was a staff photographer at The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for 15 years. He has covered numerous hurricanes, pro and college sports, local festivals, state government, national figures and more.

Pictures of the Year International awarded him 1st-place for his work during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. His work has been published in Newsweek, Life, National Geographic’s special Hurricane Katrina edition, People, Le Figaro, News Photographer, twice A1 top-of-the-fold of the New York Times, plus many other magazines and newspapers.

Hannon has recently expanded into capturing video and sound and returned to photographing landscapes, all opposite of the run-and-gun daily newspaper approach. This has allowed him the opportunity to slow down and reach back into why he got into photography in the first place – to meet new people, see new places and tell interesting stories.

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