Terry Richardson (born 1965) is a noted American photographer.
Richardson was born in New York City and was raised in Hollywood, California. He has been producing work since the late 1980s and has shot advertisements for numerous fashion designers, including Gucci, Levi's, Hugo Boss, Anna Molinari, Baby Phat, Matsuda, and his most prolific work for Sisley. In addition to advertisement work, Richardson has also shot editorial photographs for a wide array of magazines, including Vogue, Vice , Harpers Bazaar, The Face, and Dazed & Confused. He is the son of fashion photographer Bob Richardson. He has exhibited in Japan, London, New York and Paris.
Richardson's published output is not limited to the contractual work listed above – the full body of his photography can be amusing, bizarre, and shocking to most. Much of it contains sexual elements of a kind not ordinarily seen in mainstream media; Richardson's own sexuality is the subject of much speculation. His trademark style is notably raw, direct, and amateurish, though he is not an amateur. Examples of his photography can be viewed on his website.