Tom Richardson was born in Miami, Florida. He studied photography at the University of New Mexico from 2001 to 2004 and has been working on self-directed projects ever since. Richardson currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wonderful wife Michelle Evans and a far too quirky cat named Leopold. He teaches photography and serves as department chair at the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, a school dedicated to educating the youth about visual media and culture. His photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally.