A Bittersweet Tribute To Discomfort

Raw. Emotional. Painfully real. A description of Cory Richards' body of work can take the form of any of these words. From his ascent of the peaks of Antarctica to the cliffs of Nepal and Pakistan, Richards took photos that enabled viewers to experience what he experienced.

In his own words: "I've never been comfortable in a place that I'm in. I can't stop and sit. It's a constant engine that just keeps driving me towards the things that are unknown to me. It doesn't matter if I can't feel my fingers. It doesn't matter how my face stings and literally feels like it's getting sand-blasted. What matters is that somebody else can feel that by looking at a picture."