Travels in Jalisco with UNICEF

I was recently commissioned by UNICEF to photograph throughout the Mexican state of Jalisco for a report documenting the lives of children in the region. We visited a number of rural and urban sites, though most memorable was the journey to the far north to visit the Wixárika people in the mountainous village of Santa Catarina. Also known as the Huichol, the Wixárika are an indigenous group with a rich spiritual life and mythological cosmology incorporating the use of peyote, long peregrinations, and ancient rituals. The children are vibrant, joyous, curious and full of life…as children are. To me, it felt like a wonderful place to be young and grow.

UNICEF field trip to visit the Wixarica, Nuevo Colonia, Santa Catarina, Jalisco, Mexico, October 16, 2014.
UNICEF field trip to visit the Wixarica, Nuevo Colonia, Santa Catarina, Jalisco, Mexico, October 15, 2014.
UNICEF field trip in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, October 18, 2014.UNICEF field trip to visit the Wixarica, Nuevo Colonia, Santa Catarina, Jalisco, Mexico, October 15, 2014.
UNICEF field trip to visit the Wixarica, Nuevo Colonia, Santa Catarina, Jalisco, Mexico, October 16, 2014.UNICEF field trip to visit the Wixarica, Nuevo Colonia, Santa Catarina, Jalisco, Mexico, October 15, 2014.
UNICEF field trip in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, October 18, 2014.
UNICEF field trip to visit the Wixarica, Nuevo Colonia, Santa Catarina, Jalisco, Mexico, October 16, 2014.

Read more.. Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

On the Road with The Trust for Public Land

It has been a busy few months and I intend to post some of the new work over the coming weeks. Let’s begin with a couple recent trips to Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin for the Trust for Public Land. The TPL “creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.”

Trust for Public Land Wilkie Event, On Phil Wilkie's property near Gordon, Wisconsin, August 21, 2014.
Trust for Public Land shoot on Kremer Lake near Grand Rapids, MN, September 12, 2014.
Trust for Public Land shoot on Kremer Lake near Grand Rapids, MN, September 11, 2014.
Trust for Public Land shoot on Leech Lake at Stony Point, Walker, MN, September 11, 2014.
Trust for Public Land shoot on Leech Lake at Stony Point, Walker, MN, September 11, 2014.
Trust for Public Land shoot on Leech Lake at Stony Point, Walker, MN, September 11, 2014.

Read more.. Monday, October 27th, 2014

Interview on the Leica Blog

I am excited to share my recent interview with Leica camera about my work and experience at the Maha Khumbh Mela in Allahabad, India. To read the entire interview, please look here.

Andy Richter is interviewed by Leica Camera.

Andy Richter is interviewed by Leica Camera.

Read more.. Saturday, May 17th, 2014

New promos

There are now 3 new Andy Richter Photography promos out in the world, keep your eyes peeled in the coming days! One may be heading your way. And if you can’t wait…check out this preview…

Read more.. Friday, May 9th, 2014

Plus + Plus + Plus at Benedictine University

Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, just opened a group exhibition featuring the recent donations and acquisitions to their permanent collection. One of my photographs from Oaxaca, Mexico, 2008, acquired last fall by curator Teresa Parker, is included in the show. Please take a look if you are in the area!

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Read more.. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Caravan Magazine, “Echos from a River”

The Caravan, India’s “Journal of Politics and Culture” features an extended photo essay of my work with the Oro Win Tribe, created in the Brazilian Amazon in 2010. The 12-page spread reminds me of the photo magazines of yesterday…a true pleasure to see so much real estate dedicated to photography! To read the full story in The Caravan, click here.






Read more.. Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

BKS Iyengar work featured in Namarupa

I recently had an opportunity to write a short article for Namarupa magazine to go alongside a series of my photographs. “Beauty, Knowledge, Silence” is about my recent encounter with influential yogi B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India. To see the article in detail, please visit my site and be sure to learn more about Namarupa and their wonderful work on India.





Read more.. Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Summer Solstice in Times Square

As a part of my ongoing exploration of yoga, I have been shooting extensively in India this year. From the traditions of yoga, I now turn a lens on modern life and yoga today here at home.

Times Square, long a symbol of capitalism, indulgence and vice, took on a very distinct tone for this year’s Summer Solstice. On the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, over 8,000 yogis came together to practice asana at this frenetic crossroads of modern life. The five classes, beginning at 7:30 in the morning and ending at 9 at night, stretched along large swaths of concrete all the way from 44th Street to 47th Street along Broadway. What began with just 3 yogis and an intention is now in it’s 11th year and growing. The day began with a wonderful meditation lead by 94-year-old yogi, Tao Porchon-Lynch and flowed on from there…






Read more.. Friday, June 28th, 2013

May Day Parade

I have generally been staying out of the elements during this extended Minnesota spring. However, one week ago the sun returned to the north country, warming us all, and Minneapolis took to the streets to welcome the change of seasons. The annual May Day Parade to Powderhorn Park found me in my element, shooting freely with the Black Label Bike Club and friends…here are a few of my favorites from the glorious day.






Read more.. Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Minnesota Monthly’s 2013 Summer Travel Guide

Minnesota Monthly’s new travel guide for summer 2013 features a number of my images…out on newsstands now!


Read more.. Tuesday, April 16th, 2013