2018 Banff Film and Book Festival - Banff, Canada
Oct
27
to Nov 4

2018 Banff Film and Book Festival - Banff, Canada

I’m extremely honored and humbled to be picked as one of the five film judges on the jury of the 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival. My eyes will be bleeding after watching 70 films but I'm very much looking forward to it.

During these dates at the Banff Centre for Arts there will also be an exhibit of prints from my book The Climbers. More info to come. 

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PARNASSUS BOOKS - NASHVILLE
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

PARNASSUS BOOKS - NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE!
Sunday, July 22, 2pm

Known more for his portraits of music legends such as Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and the Rolling Stones, for 20 years Jim Herrington traveled around the world documenting a different kind of legend.

Jim Herrington will present his new photography book The Climbers, the culmination of a two-decade project to track down and document the surviving legendary climbers of the early-to-mid 20th Century ‘Golden Age’ of climbing. These are the men and women from around the world who were vertically active between the 1920s and 1970s and who were at the cutting edge of an activity mostly unknown to the general public of the time.

Jim’s talk and slide show will begin with a brief encapsulation of his 35-year photography career, including his foray into the worlds of music and showbiz. He will move on to the climbers, detailing the stories of the climbers and their era as well as describing his unusual efforts to locate and arrive on the doorstep of these aging legends. The travels and travails he undertook to complete this far-flung project are not without anecdotes of despair, humor and adventure.

What is it like to be 98 years old and to look back at an uncompromising life spent in the “useless” quest of first ascents, usually far from home and hearth? The momentum and vigor of youth is not an ideal recipe for introspection, but one’s final years certainly suffice. Herrington learned as much about himself as he did his subjects during the project – the cost and reward of obsession and how to live in the present.

Herrington will recount what it was like to step into these climber’s homes, their lives, and their history. Seemingly time-traveling from the classic mountaineering literature he devoured as a young boy into the living rooms of these aging legends, this is his rogue’s gallery, a sampling of, and an ode to, an era.

The Climbers, published in October 2017, received both the Grand Prize at the 2017 Banff Film & Book Festival.

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Sheffield, UK - Sheffield Hallam University
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sheffield, UK - Sheffield Hallam University

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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.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-institute-of-arts-presents-an-evening-with-jim-herrington-tickets-44218415471

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LONDON, ENGLAND - Alpine Club
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

LONDON, ENGLAND - Alpine Club

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."

http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/ac2/events/icalrepeat.detail/2018/04/10title=jim-herrington-the-climbers/0/-/-?rp_id=274

 

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VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

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.

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SEATTLE - Possible
Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

SEATTLE - Possible

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.

More info:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspired-by-jim-herrington-tickets-42241167469

 

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