Adventure photographer Cory Richards has travelled to all 7 continents, watched the sunrise from atop the world’s tallest mountains, and survived an avalanche. This short video about his life and career will definitely inspire you.
Through following his passion for adventure and remaining willing to capture startling moments of rawness and real emotion, Richards catapulted himself from high school dropout to world-class photographer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. His work has since appeared in National Geographic, Outside, and The New York Times.
“…what it means to hurt, what it means to triumph, what it means to be human.”
Richards’s journey began with the need to communicate the depths of his own, individual experience.
“I was always looking for a way to translate what I was seeing around me, and photography became my voice in this big, very confusing world.”
It’s since transformed into a journey to capture not only the soul of adventure, but also the beauty of what it means to be human.
It’s a story of someone learning that they are not alone in the world, but are rather part of a larger humanity—a humanity that not only suffers through amazingly traumatic experiences, but that loves and plays as well. He set out to capture the soul of adventure, what he found was the beauty of what it means to be human.