Galen Rowell: A Retrospective

Overview

Galen Rowell was the archetypal adventure photographer, his iconic images published in leading magazines and scores of books, exhibited in major galleries, and cherished by fans ranging from the Dalai Lama to news anchor Tom Brokaw. When he and his wife and business partner, Barbara Cushman Rowell, perished in a small-plane crash in 2002, he had just completed a landmark assignment for National Geographic and had begun making stunning new images of his favorite old haunts in the Sierra Nevada. This highly ...

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Overview

Galen Rowell was the archetypal adventure photographer, his iconic images published in leading magazines and scores of books, exhibited in major galleries, and cherished by fans ranging from the Dalai Lama to news anchor Tom Brokaw. When he and his wife and business partner, Barbara Cushman Rowell, perished in a small-plane crash in 2002, he had just completed a landmark assignment for National Geographic and had begun making stunning new images of his favorite old haunts in the Sierra Nevada. This highly acclaimed volume includes more than 175 images representing all phases and dimensions of Rowell’s singular career, chosen by the editors with whom he worked most closely, overseen by his family and studio colleagues, and reproduced to the highest standards of lithography from digital masters of his 35mm frames. Complementing and illuminating the pictures are essays and commentaries by Rowell’s friends and associates from the worlds of mountaineering, conservation, photography, and publishing, along with an in-depth biographical introduction by Robert Roper and an appreciation of his work by photography critic Andy Grundberg.

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Ansel Adams believed that Galen Rowell (1940-2002) was his most likely successor as a nature photographer. Rowell and his wife died in a small plane crash not far from his Colorado home, but he left behind a huge archive of meticulously organized, often breathtaking photographs. This major retrospective book, which contains more than 175 photos, provides the missing overview of his incredibly busy and productive life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578051595
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,383,120
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Galen Rowell (194-2002) was the author of such acclaimed works as Bay Area Wild, My Tibet (with H.H. The Dalai Lama), Mountains of the Middle Kingdom, and The Yosemite. An accomplished mountaineer, his work regularly appeared in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and Sierra, among other publications.
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Table of Contents

Sierra son 25
Galen Rowell, light traveler 47
The mountain photographer 53
Essay : climber with a camera
Expedition chronicles 81
Essay : photography as a state of grace
Conserving the wild 115
Essay : saving the last strongholds
The Asian kingdoms 151
Essay : explorer and advocate
To the ends of the Earth 183
Essay : icon of adventure photography
Coming home 217
Essay : bay trails and mountain light 217
The visionary landscape 249
Essay : transcending nature
Galen Rowell's technique and equipment 281
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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Inspirational and informative

    Galen Rowell's photo's offer the novice outdoors photographer a look at how photographs can turn out. While professional photographers can look at a photo and know what the photographer was intending, they can also add insight into what options that are available today to help the novice achieve similar results.

    When I look at some of Galen's photos I see elements I want to incorporate into my toolbox. I also believe that the test of a great book is one where you react emotionally with the photo's and want to understand the dynamics of the photo and try to recreate it for your own enjoyment.

    Galen's book also provides the inspiration and relieves me of my mental block when photography becomes mundane. It truly means a lot to be able to say this about Galen's work.

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