Legends of Climbing
April 15 through July 15, 2011
Hanson Dodge Creative
220 East Buffalo Street
Opening Reception: April 15, 2011 from 5-9 pm
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Jim Herrington solo show at Hanson Dodge creative. This exhibition
features a first look at the world’s most iconic and prolific rock
climbers and mountaineers. Also on display first the first time will be
Herrington’s Music Legends limited edition portfolio of ten photographs.
An explorer in his own right, Herrington’s path has led him from the darkroom to a fifteen year journey photographing many of the most legendary climbers in history, and finally to the walls of Hanson Dodge Creative. Just as light rays on film record the known versus the unknown, Herrington reveals the truths of these men, as well as the mysteries. Surely these adventurers have endured extremes – sometimes visible as wear on their skin, other times only hinted at within a gaze.
Of his own work, Herrington has said, “I just stay out of the way and let the subject speak.” But the evidence proves otherwise. Like his mentors before him, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Herrington has clearly left his mark on these kindred souls.
Herrington’s stunning photographs have been featured in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, The New York Times and others.
Legends of Music Series
Herrington may be best known for his many portraits of immortal musicians, the likes of which include Keith Richards, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton.