Terry Richardson

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Terry Richardson (2012)

Terrence "Terry" Richardson (born August 14, 1965 in New York City ) is an American photographer .


Richardson is the son of fashion photographer Bob Richardson . Terry's mother, Norma, a stylist and dancer, always had her son with her when she worked. Terry Richardson got to know the fashion world early on in Paris and London . Five years after his birth, his father, Bob Richardson, divorced his wife. Terry moved to Woodstock with his mother , where she met her second husband. When he was eleven years old, she had a serious car accident and was in a coma for a month. She survived, but part of her brain was irreparably damaged, so she had to earn a living for herself and her son from social welfare. In his youth, Richardson played in a punk band called Doggy Style , later Signal Street Alcoholics , but never made any records. While touring with his band, he began taking photos.

He became known for his provocative, sexually toned photo series for the fashion brand Sisley from 2000. Richardson often depicts sexual motifs and is therefore often associated with the style of porn chic by the media . The Guardian newspaper described Richardson's controversial style of fashion photography as " soft porn ".

Sexual assault allegations

In March 2010, Richardson hit the headlines when supermodel Rie Rasmussen accused him of sexually exploiting young female models after posting a photo of her in his book TerryWorld . Rasmussen said that Richardson was using his power as a scandal photographer to get young women to take nude photos. This was followed, partly anonymously, by allegations from other people via partly feminist blogs. Richardson had previously admitted that he sometimes had sex with models after they were photographed, but indicated that the models would have consented. The Guardian quoted him as saying, "I don't think I'm a sex addict, but I have problems." The allegations have continued since then and were repeatedly dismissed by him in June 2014.

On October 22, 2017, in the wake of the Weinstein scandal surrounding US film producer Harvey Weinstein , the Sunday Times asked why Richardson is still being celebrated in the fashion scene, even though many women have accused him of sexual abuse for years. According to the Daily Telegraph , the vice-president of Condé Nast Verlag then ordered an internal email to end the collaboration with Richardson immediately.


He has worked for fashion brands such as Sisley , Gucci , Supreme , Levi's , Hugo Boss , Anna Molinari and Baby Phat , as well as for the magazines Vogue , Vice , Harper's Bazaar , The Face , Dazed & Confused and GQ . Richardson's trademark is an amateurish, very raw and direct style.


  • Son Of Bob - May 2000
  • Feared by Men, Desired by Women - September 2000
  • Too Much - Italy, September 2002
  • Terry Richardson - April 2004
  • Kibosh Book - Italy, September 2004
  • Terryworld - October 2004
  • Pirelli Calendar 2010 - October 2009
  • Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson - November 2011
  • Taylor Swift : The Last Time - 2012 (Music Video)
  • Rihanna Cover Rolling Stones Magazine - February 2013
  • Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball - September 2013 (Music Video)

Web links

Commons : Terry Richardson  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. Biography of Terry Richardson in GQ Magazine
  2. ^ Helene Kalinowsky (October 23, 2013). Petition against Terry Richardson: Star photographer allegedly harassed models. MSN (accessed January 24, 2014)
  3. a b c Caroline Davies (March 19, 2010). Guardian (accessed April 28, 2010)
  4. see for example Jezebel of June 11, 2014, accessed on June 16, 2014
  5. Terry Richardson responds to sexual harassment accusations , The Guardian, June 16, 2014, accessed June 16, 2014
  6. Exclusive: Terry Richardson banned from working with Vogue and other leading mags, leaked email shows
  7. FAZ.net October 24, 2017: The Weinstein scandal reaches the fashion industry