Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee is a photographer based in New Orleans and Chicago.
He grew up in Chicago, raised by social worker parents, and studied photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. After graduation in 2005, Ryan worked as a staff photographer at the Orange County Register until 2007 when he left the newspaper industry to return to Chicago and work as an independent photographer and tutor for low-income kids. While in Chicago, Ryan began a number of personal projects that he is continuing to pursue since moving to New Orleans at the end of 2011. The photo series Urban Nature and Music Culture were born out of a personal passion for nature, music, and community. Photography was merged with life and Urban Nature Media was created in 2009. Designed as an online visual magazine, the medium presents photo essays accompanied by music directly to viewers. The essays revolve around exploring the blurring point between nature and urban life and also cultivate new appreciation for and insight into our relationship with the everyday, with the world, and with each other.
RHR has been published in: New York Times, PDN, New Orleans Magazine, OffBeat Magazine, Antigravity, The NOLA Defender, Chicago Magazine, Momentum Magazine, Mindful Metropolis, Crains Business, Orange County Register, Invade NOLA
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