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Corey Rich

Corey Rich has built a life and career around his passions for travel, adventure, and telling stories with his camera. With a background in rock climbing and photojournalism, Rich’s work spans a range of genres, from iconic still imagery for leading editorial publications, to television spots and films, to directing high-production-value commercial projects for Fortune 100 companies.
Outside of shooting photographs and directing films, Rich spends a significant portion of his time teaching, speaking, and sharing knowledge with the next generation of storytellers.

He lives with his wife, Marina, daughter, Leila, and dog, Preta, in South Lake Tahoe.

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Stories Behind the Images: Lessons from a Life in Adventure Photography

Corey Rich loves to tell stories. He’s a photographer and a director from South Lake Tahoe who has been documenting adventure sports for over three decades. Corey’s been taking climbing pictures since he was 13 years old, and over the years his work has helped define the genre of adventure photography in both the editorial and commercial spaces. His images have appeared in magazines, catalogs, and online, and in the past decade he’s worked as a director shooting commercials for some of the world’s biggest companies. In his new book, ​Stories Behind the Images​, he gives insight into what it means to create a career doing something you love, and how success is all about building great, lasting relationships in business and in life.