Ryan Lucas Henderson is a photojournalist, writer, and archaeologist, fascinated by the subjects of identity, culture, and society. He began his career in photojournalism working in the Philippines and Ukraine, where he developed a passion for telling the stories of individuals as well as the larger narratives in which they take part. History is not the story of the dead. It is a living and breathing, multifaceted arc unfolding in and around each of us. It’s his passion to be as close to the action as he can be, telling the stories which contribute to the larger picture, the larger whole.
In 2019 Ryan accepted a position as a photographer in the 173rd Airborne Brigade, having the opportunity to work alongside the U.S. Army and their mission to NATO allies in Europe. Subsequently, he matriculated as a doctoral student in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Athens in Greece. He is researching the material and political relationship between regional identity and the state in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age. Through academic research and photojournalistic rigor, he hopes to expand the knowledge of who we were, who we are, and who we are becoming.