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.