Stories Behind the Images: Adventure Photographer Corey Rich


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  • Group size 100 people
  • Instructor Photographer Corey Rich

" From his early days working out of his dorm room and shooting on film to becoming a Nikon ambassador and official photographer of the historic Dawn Wall ascent, Corey Rich has been capturing iconic shots of adventure superstars for more than two decades. Now Corey tells how he got some of his favorite images of climbers, adventurers, skiers, and more. He shares insights into the business of photography, photography tips, and what he has learned about human nature along the way. Featured outdoor athletes include: Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Beth Rodden, Bear Grylls, Lynn Hill, Ashima Shiraishi, and many more. Corey Rich's career began in the '90s when, as a college kid, he traveled the photographing rock climbers. As his skills and reputation grew along with the popularity of climbing and other action sports, Corey was there to tell the stories of some of the world's best athletes. Corey's work has appeared on nearly 100 magazine covers and in the pages of the New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic. He lives in South Lake Tahoe with his family. Follow him at,, and on Instagram @coreyrichproductions

    Activity location

    Seattle REI

    222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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