The 34-year-old from North Carolina hasn't been heard from in more than a week
Richard Carr, a retired psychologist who had long dreamed of sailing around the world, was in the middle of the Pacific when he started sending frantic messages that said pirates were boarding his boat. Two thousand miles away in Los Angeles, his family woke up to a nightmare: he might be dying alone, and there was almost nothing they could do about it.
"What I've been searching for, I now see, is something bigger than acceptance, bigger than smokejumping, bigger than proving I can be one of the guys."
Photographs by Dutch photographer Jimmy Nelson from his new book, Homage to Humanity. Words by Emily Reed.
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