Doug Robinson doing a first ascent on Temple Crag, Sierra Nevada, California. Used with permission. ©2009 Jim Herrington
Over the past 15 years, photographer Jim Herrington, an avid mountain climber, has worked on a portrait series of legendary American mountaineers and rock climbers.
Herrington's photographs of icons like Bradford Washburn, Royal Robbins, Jim Bridwell, Thomas Hornbein, and Yvon Chouinard are now on view in the exhibit Legends of Climbing.
The exhibit is on display through July 15 at Hanson Dodge Creative in Milwaukee. Also on display are 10 of Herrington’s portraits of music icons such as Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton.
Can't make it to Wisconsin for Legends of Climbing? A book featuring Herrington’s climbing legends portraits along with stories by rock climber John Long, author of the original Cliffhanger screenplay, is forthcoming.
Even if you're not the art gallery type, I highly recommend viewing Herrington's Climbers and Climbing portraits on flickr.
Legends of Climbing
now through July 15, 2011
Hanson Dodge Creative
220 East Buffalo Street