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Embark on an exciting journey with Cory Richards, mountain climber and photographer, at the Kennedy Lecture Series

Embark on an exciting journey with Cory Richards, mountain climber and photographer, at the Kennedy Lecture Series

In continuing with the tradition of hosting engaging personalities, the Kennedy Lecture Series will welcome Cory Richards, a mountain climber and photographer, on Feb. 24 in the Baker University Center Ballroom at 7:30 p.m.

A noteworthy name in both of his fields of work, Richards is an explorer and a visual storyteller. His adventurous expeditions have taken him to the peaks of Antarctica and the Himalayas of Nepal as well as the war zones of Angola, Uganda and Pakistan, and he was named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2012. In addition to being a passionate climber, Richards has carved a niche as one of the world's leading photographers, extracting enthralling stories from the mundane and enhancing the grandeur of the extraordinary. He has pursued projects focused on adventure, geopolitical and social impact and portraiture. Whether it’s the streets of Burma or underwater in the Russian arctic, both appear equally fascinating when viewed through Richards’ lens. His images have appeared in National Geographic, Outside and the New York Times, and his film work has won awards at nearly every major adventure film festival, including the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

The lecture is free and open to all, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Spaces are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the Kennedy Lecture Series website for more details.

OHIO’s Kennedy Lecture Series began in 1962 as a gift from OHIO alumni and stalwart supporters Edwin L. and Ruth Kennedy. Previous series speakers have included Brandon McMillan, Julie Cohen, Gloria Steinem, Anita Hill and Ira Flatow.