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Henry Bradford Washburn: After the storm, climbers on the Doldenhorn, Switzerland, 1960
© Bradford Washburn, courtesy Decaneas Archive, revere, MA

Henry Bradford Washburn »

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Exhibition: 6 Dec 2013 – 14 Feb 2014

Thu 5 Dec

Michael Hoppen Gallery

3 Jubilee Place
SW3 3TD London

+44 (0)20-73523649


www.michaelhoppengallery.com

Mon-Fri 9:30-18, Sat 10:30-17

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Henry Bradford Washburn: Mount McKinley Looms Over Wonder Lake, Alaska, 1953
© Bradford Washburn, courtesy Decaneas Archive, revere, MA

Henry Bradford Washburn
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Exhibition: December 6, 2013 to January 27, 2014 Opening: December 5

Ansel Adams called Washburn a "roving genius of mind and mountains." He pioneered photographic techniques that captured some of the most remote and inaccessible locations on earth.

The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to be showcasing a large body of Bradford Washburn’s lifetime works. Accompanied by a collection of notebooks and diaries pertaining to his career the show hopes to pay homage to Washburn both as mountaineer and as artist.

Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr. (1910 - 2007) was an American explorer, mountaineer, photographer and cartographer. He started climbing at the age of sixteen, discovering photography at the same time.Washburn travelled the world for eight decades, documenting landscapes from the Grand Canyon to the Alps, from Mount McKinley to the Matterhorn.

It is Washburn’s dual preoccupation with photography and exploration that sets his work apart from numerous other landscape photographers.

His images are imbued with the gritty excitement and dizzying heights that is the domain of the explorer.

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Henry Bradford Washburn: A tremendous southernly windstorm sweeps Mt McKinley's twin peaks, Alaska, June 6th, 1942
© Bradford Washburn, courtesy Decaneas Archive, revere, MA

The early photographs were intended as topographical information to assist in the planning of his explorations however they soon moved beyond their utilitarian origins.

His large-format monochrome prints are masterpieces of composition and photographic detail.

Outwith of the context of their creation they stand alone as artistic monuments in their own right.

During his career, Washburn achieved many awards, including nine honorary doctorates, in 1980 the Alexander Graham Bell Medal from the National Geographic Society, the Centennial Award of the National Geographic Society and the King Albert Medal of Merit. He was also Founding Director of Boston’s Museum of Science and served as director for forty years.

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Henry Bradford Washburn: The Mer de Glace from the Aiguille du Dru, Chamonix, France, 1929

© Bradford Washburn, courtesy Decaneas Archive, revere, MA
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Henry Bradford Washburn: Mount Huntington’s Incredible North Face, Alaska, 1978 ©
Bradford Washburn, courtesy Decaneas Archive, revere, MA