Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Photography by Aaron Huey

Posted by magz on 1:41 AM

Aaron Huey is a photographer from Seattle who is most widely known for his walk across America in 2002 with his dog Cosmo. The journey lasted 154 days and covered 3,349 miles. Huey stayed with strangers he met along the way, averaging around 30 miles a day, with a record day of 46 miles. His online journals chronicle his journey. His photography appears in Smithsonian, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Harpers, and The New York Times, among others.

He grew up in Worland, Wyoming, graduating from Worland High School. At the age of 18, he studied as a Rotary Scholar in Slovakia. He got his BFA in 1999 from the University of Denver, in Colorado.

He was recently awarded a National Geographic Expedition Council Grant to hitchhike across Siberia. He was also recently named to the short list for the Alexia Prize, as a finalist for the Center for Documentary Studies - Honickman First Book Prize for his work on Pine Ridge, and named to PDN’s top 30 emerging photographers in the world for 2007. He was married in a private ceremony in Afghanistan to Kristen Moore, with whom he has a son, Hawkeye, born in December 2009. Huey is known for his extravagant personality. He is scarcely forgotten by those who meet him. He is the author of several rock climbing guides, most of which are focused on Ten Sleep Canyon near Ten Sleep, Wyoming.

Color images of the people he met along his journey were made with a single camera and lens: a Leica M6 with a 35mm lens.