The Relentless Pursuit of Going Deeper and Further

By Cory Richards and Chris Jerard

May 4, 2020

Aaron Huey is a tireless force of art and activism. He is truly an Adventurer with Purpose.

He is someone who makes content that moves the dial. While well-known as a National Geographic Photographer, and contributor to many national publications, he self-describes as a “someone who makes media experiments.”  And his work and history proves the statement. From a 3,349 mile walk across America and a genesis in scrappy editorial assignments to landing on the main stage at TEDTalks to collaborating with Shepard Fairy on street art, Aaron’s journey is inspiring and unique.

It’s a rapid fire conversation between Cory and Aaron. Potent episode!


Aaron’s walk across America and how to walk, literally, into the unknown with uncertainty

The moment he realized, while being shot at, “to stop fucking around” and ask his girlfriend, now wife, to marry him

How going deeper and “so much further” is critical to breaking into publications like National Geographic

The line between activism and journalism and how he balances passionate and personalized storytelling and the facts

How he started a collaboration with Shepard Fairy and launched

Teaching his son photography and adventure

Why he wears gold shoes at specific times for a specific reason

How the stories he works on change his life



Aaron’s new site is amazing and can be seen here!

Check out Aaron’s art and Advocacy non-profit Amplifier.

You can also see more of Aaron’s incredible work on his personal website.

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