Ben Richardson, ASC was born in England and studied media arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. In an interview with the French Society of Cinematographers, Richardson said that he taught himself how to light by working on short films with friends and observing how natural light worked. His first feature, the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, earned Richardson Best Cinematography awards at the Independent Spirit Awards and Sundance Film Festival as well as multiple nominations, including the Camerimage Golden Frog and a Satellite Award.
Prior to this, Richardson served as animator on the short Seed, which won Best Animated Short at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.
The cinematographer’s feature credits also include the critically acclaimed crime drama Wind River, The Fault in Our Stars, Drinking Buddies, Table 19, Sand Castle and 1922.
For his work on the television series Yellowstone, Richardson received an ASC Award nomination in 2019 for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episode of a Series for Commercial Television. He also served as a co-producer and directed two episodes of the series.
His upcoming credits include the thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead, directed by Taylor Sheridan.