A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards

About the Project

June 2, 2014
National Geographic Creative

A climber and visual storyteller, Cory Richards was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012 and is part of the North Face athletic team. Cory’s camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalayas of Nepal and Pakistan—all in an attempt to capture not only the soul of adventure and exploration, but also the beauty inherent in modern society.

Blue Chalk worked with Cory to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity.