helen richardson

Helen H. Richardson is a photojournalist at the Denver Post, and she has been on assignment all over the world during her long tenure there, covering breaking news all over the world. Her sports coverage has included two Olympic games, multiple World Cup ski finals, Denver NFL, NBA and MLB games, and a decade of Pro Cycling Challenge races. Helen is a passionate climber and has followed that passion in developing stories in this area. She won an Edward Murrow award for a video she did on the first ascent of a well-known ice climb in Telluride, Colorado by a paraplegic climber who had only the use of his arms to complete the climb. Her love for firefighting led to an Emmy award winning video, about the dangers of wildland fires and the worsening outlook for the west in terms of these destructive fires. She believes in empowering young photographers, helping them follow their passion and discover their niche.

Helen has been a mentor and grants judging panelist for the DPPF. She also heads the Development Grant program.