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Adventure & Exploration

  • Kevin Fedarko

    Adventure Writer.

    Journalist.

    Conservationist.

    One of the top adventure/travel writers today, Kevin brings to life--in his books and the pages of National Geographic and Outside magazines--the wild places we share and the adventurers who find their solace in nature.

  • Andy Katz

    Photographer.

    Oenophile.

    Explorer.

    Photography has taken Andy around the world multiple times, from the skeleton coasts of Namibia, through Eastern Europe and its ancient Jewish cultures, deep inside the most exclusive wineries in the world, and through the heart of Rock & Roll.

  • Me Ra Koh

    Photographer.

    Risk Taker.

    Activator.

    Find out why Oprah, Kelly & Ryan, and Disney can’t get enough of Me Ra Koh. Through photos, stories and laughter, Me Ra pairs creativity with the guts to thrive despite failure and rejection, inspiring her audiences to achieve the impossible.

  • Marvi Lacar

    Photographer.

    Community Builder.

    Visual Storyteller.

    Marvi turned her journey through depression into 1in20, an online mental health initiative aimed at destigmatizing mental illness through creative storytelling. Lately, she's been celebrated for interpreting the world through the eyes of her two boys.

  • Ben Lowy

    Photojournalist.

    Visual Storyteller.

    Chameleon.

    The grandson of Holocaust survivors, Ben always wanted to understand the hate that leads to war, so he got as close as he could, embedding alongside soldiers in Iraq. Today he channels that passion into documentary work and storytelling for brands from Apple to Adidas.

  • David McLain

    Photographer.

    Blue Zones Documentarian.

    Brand Wizard.

    In his longest-running project, David travels alongside author Dan Buettner to discover and document what diet and lifestyle habits the longest-lived people in the world share – oceans apart – that help them live active, healthy lifestyles past 100.

  • Terry Virts

    Astronaut.

    Photographer.

    Entrepreneur.

    Commanding multi-national crews on the ISS for 200 days during a period of intense geopolitical tension on Earth showed Terry Virts that anything is possible with diplomacy, constant innovation, and a willingness to disrupt the status quo.

  • Shaesta Waiz

    Captain.

    Trailblazer.

    Afghan Refugee.

    What if the first Afghan woman to earn a commercial pilot’s license went on to break the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine plane? Meet the 2018 Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Trophy Winner.

  • Michael Yamashita

    Photographer.

    Far East Expert.

    Author.

    The world is changing fast--especially in the Far East. Michael has trained his lens on Asian cultures for more than 40 years. His body of work is a photographic time capsule and a portal into the cultural understanding we need to navigate the path forward.

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