Ben Richardson is best known for his work on the Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, which garnered him Best Cinematography prizes at both the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards; and the 2014 summer hit The Fault in Our Stars based on John Green's best-selling novel, and starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.
His collaborations with director Joe Swanberg include Drinking Buddies starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson; Happy Christmas with Anna Kendrick and Melanie Lynskey; and most recently Digging for Fire with Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt, which premiered at Sundance 2015.
Ben also shot the small-town thriller Cut Bank, directed by Matt Shakman and featuring a remarkable ensemble cast including John Malkovich, Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern, and Billy Bob Thornton. Upcoming projects include TABLE 19 for Fox Searchlight; SAND CASTLE, set during the 2003 occupation of Iraq; and Taylor Sheridan's thriller WIND RIVER.
Originally from the UK, Ben lived for five years in Prague, and now resides in Brooklyn.