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these are some of my favorite pages from “yosemite in the sixties“, a book of stunning photographs by glen denny.
i picked up a copy last week at UNIS in NYC. they have large prints of some of these photos hanging in the shop right now, so if you are in the area, i highly recommend a visit to the shop to see them in person.
flipping through this book, you see an intimate portrait of a band of climbers at camp 4 in yosemite national park, which was essentially ground zero of rock climbing at that time. glen was able to capture both the small details of the climbers’ everyday lives, as well as a true sense of the their awe-inspiring surroundings and the feats they accomplished. saager, the UNIS sales manager, was telling me about an event they recently attended where glen talked about these guys from camp 4 – their intense experiences and the challenges they faced. saager also said that these photographs were the inspiration behind the current UNIS collection.
i think glen’s work is powerful, and it will be an inspiration to me for photographs in the coming months.