Dakota Midday: Joe Riis On Photography, Animal Migration, And Why South Dakota Is Still Home

Dec 31, 2015

Joe Riis

Pierre native and central South Dakota resident Joe Riis has been on more than 30 international photo excursions, but South Dakota is still where he calls home. Riis has been named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for 2016 for his collaborative work documenting elk Migration in Greater Yellowstone.

Riis sits down with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh explain why immersion is critical in photographing migration, his upcoming exhibit, film, and book, and the South Dakota photography projects he is inspired to pursue.