"Legends of Climbing" portraits by Jim Herrington

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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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April 20, 2011 at 9:51 a.m. (EDT)

An excellent collection, thanks.

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April 20, 2011 at 11:55 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks for sharing this Alicia. I've heard about Jim's work previously and it's great to see that an exibit is being held...just wish it was a little bit closer to me. There's a good chance I will be swinging through Milwaukee on business in June and if I can swing it, I will definitely drop by Hanson Dodge Creative.

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April 24, 2011 at 5:41 p.m. (EDT)

I thought the images were great too. I'm glad you guys enjoyed them too. It was nice to be able to see a selection of Herrington's portraits on flickr, since most of us can't make it to Milwaukee.

There will be a book form eventually though.

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