As part of its 175th anniversary celebrations, Sheffield Insitute of Arts is excited to bring photographer Jim Herrington from New York to show his latest project as part of its “Stars on Starting Out” series of talks, at Sheffield Hallam University on Monday 16 April.
Jim Herrington is a photographer whose portraits of celebrities including Benny Goodman, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Cormac McCarthy, Morgan Freeman and Dolly Parton have appeared on the pages of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Outside and Men’s Journal as well as on scores of album covers for more than three decades. He has photographed international ad campaigns for clients such as Thule, Trek Bikes, Gibson Guitars and Wild Turkey Bourbon.
For nearly two decades he has been also 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, 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 Banff Film & Book Festival.
Jim will tell how he made his start as a photographer. He will be offering his perspective on how the business has changed during his career and what has sustained him creatively throughout his working life.
The event is free to attend. To register, visit the Eventbrite website