American Freelance Photographer in Nicaragua
Nicaragua Photographer | Richard Leonardi – a U.S. born and trained professional photographer based in Nicaragua – offers his services as a freelance photographer for assignments in Nicaragua and across Latin America. Leonardi’s intimate, balanced compositions and 30 years of international experience make him a valuable locally-sourced option for magazines, non-profits and international corporations in need of a Nicaragua photographer and/or photography in Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.
International magazine photo editors contract Richard as a photojournalist in Nicaragua. Fully bilingual, Richard works well on his own, or in combination with visiting journalists and feature writers.
Non-Profit | NGO Photography
Professional Nicaragua photography for NGO’s, non-profits and government agencies working in Nicaragua hire Richard Leonardi to illustrate the success of their projects with quality people and infrastructure images.
Richard’s timeless black & white documentary photography gives a classic look to editorial, corporate or non-profit stories. Highlight your Nicaragua story with intimate documentary images by the country’s finest humanist photographer.
Corporate | Industrial Photography
International corporations and investors in Nicaragua take advantage of sourcing a Nicaragua-based, American freelance photographer for images of investments, local operations and visiting staff.
Richard Leonardi’s photography has been published in the US, Europe and Latin America by magazines like Cigar Aficionado (M. Shanken, NYC), United Airlines Hemispheres (Ink Publishing, NYC), Going Places (SpaFax Publishing, London) and PM Network (Imagination Publishing, Chicago).
Numerous NGO’s/non-profit’s have also sourced Richard to photograph their projects in Nicaragua such as ICS Hub, VSO (Surrey, England), Bread for the World (Washington D.C.) and PBS (New Hampshire).
Past corporate clients include ResponsAbility Investments AG (Zurich, Switzerland) and Financial Communications Inc. (Washington D.C.) and Richard’s black & white documentary photography has exhibited in the Nicaraguan National Museum, where his work is held in permanent collection.
A graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and resident of Nicaragua since 1996, Richard is not just a Nicaragua photographer, he has also traveled and photographed in Latin America for more than 25 years, including the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.
Leonardi was the founder of Nicaragua’s first adventure tour company ToursNicaragua.com. He was the author of the first ever European guidebook dedicated just to Nicaragua: Footprint Nicaragua (Bath, England) and photo editor/cover photographer for the landmark photo book: The Nicaraguans (Medellin, Colombia).
Richard Leonardi spends free time working on biodiversity conservation in the mountains near León, Nicaragua at www.Lost-Canyon.org