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Photographer + Filmmaker

Rick Southers is a lifestyle photographer and filmmaker with an emphasis on highlighting the vibrance of the African Diaspora and their experiences. He calls Pittsburgh home but eagerly travels wherever a story needs to be told.

Rick's unique perspective showcases the black experience near and far through vibrant color theory and eye-catching composition. His captivating travel photography has landed his work in Travel & Leisure, Essence, and Travel Noire, as well as working with brands such as Ritz Carlton, Nike Swim, the Mexican Tourism Board, and more. 

Rick’s love of photography stemmed from documenting his own world travels in his early 20s. and it was his passion for visual storytelling that led him to begin capturing important moments for clients. Over the years Rick has amassed a portfolio of travel companies, destination weddings, festivals, and other events spanning the US, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

For press or booking inquiries, please email

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Baja Sur, Mexico


S.39: Just Cruisin feat. Rick Southers

"This week we feature adventurer Rick Southers (@rick_ontherun) who may be our first official boat expert on the show! He shares how be started traveling as an avid cruise fan and eventually broke out into overseas travel, visiting the Gondola's of Venice and the yachts of Croatia. He also drops some serious travel gems..."


10 Black Men Who Are #TravelBae Goals

"These 10 men are changing the game in the travel world---venturing off the beaten path and letting us in on how royally our kings roll around the world."


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Wanderluster Wednesdays

Meet the world traveler & photographer from the east side of Pittsburgh, PA Rick Southers aka @Rick_ontherun. Read why Cape Town, South Africa is Rick's favorite destination he's visited thus far and why he advises people to take a leap with a reputable group travel company if you're afraid to travel alone.

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