Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee — Photographer
Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee is a New Orleans based photographer. A native of Chicago, he studied photojournalism at Ohio University.
Since 2005, he has worked as a staff photographer at the Orange County Register and as a freelancer for the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, New Orleans Magazine, OffBeat Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Le Parisien Magazine, Jazzism, and many others.
Beyond his editorial work, Ryan collaborates with numerous New Orleans nonprofits, businesses, and artists such as the Jazz and Heritage Foundation, WWOZ, the Birdfoot Festival, Make Music NOLA, NOLA Green Roots, Cha Wa, the Monogram Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, and others to reach the public with photography that is both compelling and culturally responsible.
Ryan also has a number of long running personal projects exploring culture, music, and landscape in New Orleans and other unique communities across the nation. His website rhrphoto.com offers multi-media essays incorporating photography, text, audio, and video. Images from these projects have been featured in local, national, and international exhibits and collections. His photo essay on the 2014 Birdfoot Festival can be seen here.