Aaron Huey

Photographer, National Geographic


Seattle-based photographer Aaron Huey has shot more than 20 stories for National Geographic publications. He is a contributing photographer at National Geographic magazine and a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler. His stories have included topics as diverse as hitchhiking the 6,000-mile Trans-Siberian highway to sharks in French Polynesia, and from Montana’s cowboys to trekking the Salcantay trail to Machu Picchu. His stories are a mix of extreme adventures (such as his 3,400-mile, 154-day solo walk across America) and intimate essays about unique cultures around the world, from the Georgian Caucasus to the Indian Reservations of the United States. Aaron’s work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian.

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Masters of Storytelling: How NatGeo Engages 350 Million Fans on Social

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Hosted by National Geographic

Venue SIX10: Stage One


The Power of Storytelling: How National Geographic Dominates a Fragmented Media Landscape

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Hosted by National Geographic

Venue One: Main Stage