Cory Richards wrote to us about his acceptance of the Rowell Award. The Rowell Award—For The Art of Adventure honors an adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the people who inhabit these lands and regions. It was established to celebrate the accomplishments of famed adventurers and photographers Galen and Barbara Rowell who died in a plane crash in 2002.
The award will be officially presented at the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride in late May, 2012. The American Alpine Club is pleased to award Cory with this year’s $15,000 prize.
Growing up, the primary family library was comprised almost entirely of mountain literature and hard-cover books of the wild places of our planet. I remember the spines growing weary with age and the pages becoming dully littered with fingerprints, ever-growing little hands flipping through the pages of dreams manifested. Read the rest…