Sheffield Institute of Arts warmly welcomes Jim as he looks back on a long career of photographing artists, writers, musicians, movie stars. Jim has recently completed an epic 20 year project to document rock stars of a very different type: the climbers who forged the history of climbing and mountaineering from the 1920s to the 1970s. This started out as a personal project and has evolved into an award winning book that stands as a record of the history of a golden era.
We will be asking Jim how he made his start as a photographer. He will be offering his perspective on how the business has changed over the length of his career and what has sustained him creatively throughout his working life.
Talk, slideshow, Q&A and book signing at the Alpine Club in London.
"Jim is a renowned photographer who for nearly two decades has been working on a portrait series of early-to-mid 20th Century mountain climbing legends. The result is The Climbers, a collection of sixty black-and-white photographs that document these rugged individualists, including the likes of Royal Robbins, Reinhold Messner, Joe Brown, Yvon Chouinard and Riccardo Cassin. Between the 1920s and 1970s these determined men and women used primitive gear along with their considerable wits, talent, and fortitude to tackle unscaled peaks around the world. In these images, Herrington has captured their humanity, obsession, intellect, and frailty. The book, published in October 2017, received both the Grand Prize and the Mountaineering History Award at the 2017 Book Festival."
I'll be doing a talk and slideshow about my book The Climbers in the Clark Room at the Explorers Club in NYC.
Cocktails at 6pm and I begin talking at 7pm.
Q&A and book signing after.
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The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival has scheduled a double-header at the Centennial Theater in Vancouver.. It starts with my talk and slideshow about The Climbers, followed by a book-signing intermission, then a screening of the well-worth-seeing and award winning documentary Dirtbag about the most prolific North American climber ever, Fred Beckey, who also appears in my book.
Tomorrow night in Seattle, 6pm, I'll talk and show pictures from my book The Climbers. Come early and have a drink to steel your nerves for ink-black tales of art, obsession, and being on the other side of something. Punctuated with light floral notes.
Q&A and book signing too.
I will be doing a talk, slideshow and book signing at Vertical World in Seattle, along the pristine shores of Salmon Bay.
Talk, slide presentation, Q&A and book signing for The Climbers at the Wallace Stegner Center in Salt Lake City.
Talk, slideshow, Q&A and book signing at The King's English Bookstore in Salt Lake City
The UK book launch for The Climbers at the Kendal Mountain Festival in fabulous Kendal, Cumbria.
Held in the, I'm hoping, aptly named Malt Room at the Brewery Arts Centre.
I'll be doing a talk, slide show and book signing at Rock and Snow.
Rock and Snow has been a New Paltz, NY climbing institution since 1970. New Paltz is situated right underneath the Shawangunk Mountains and is 90 miles north of New York City, on the west side of the Hudson River.
Talk and slide presentation for The Climbers.