Although, I suppose, it’s hard to tell with someone like Chin, who we perceive as indefatigable. Chin presents descriptive one-page essays to set the tone for each significant section of the book. The writing is crisp and descriptive – and additive to the whole.
That’s also the gift for us; with his steely nerves and keen eye, we gain access to some remarkable adventurers, people, and cultures. The book is organized chronologically and frames Chin’s career by locality. There And Back begins in Charakusa, Pakistan, in 1999 and concludes in Antarctica in 2017.
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Jimmy Chin, a filmmaker, photographer, and world-class mountaineer, goes where few others can go to create beautiful photographs in life-threatening situations. There and Back is based on his breathtaking portfolio of photographs taken over the course of twenty years on cutting-edge expeditions on all seven continents, ranging from skiing Mount Everest to hiking Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau unsupported, to first ascents in Chad’s Ennedi Desert and Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land. The book is a collection of Chin’s ventures through the peaks across the world. Before each batch of photos, Jimmy writes a short intro into the background of the adventure, a little story, or a memory from the trip. This part could be expanded because I am sure that Jimmy has some incredible stories from the decades of climbing.
Jimmy and his wife, Chai Vasarhelyi, also co-produced and co-direct the film. The Academy Award-winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic photographer presents the first collection of his iconic adventure photography, which includes more than 200 extraordinary photographs and includes some of the greatest moments of the world’s most accomplished climbers and outdoor athletes. Jimmy Chin is an Academy® Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer, and professional mountain sports athlete.
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I’ve been following Jimmy Chin for a few years now. To say the least, he’s an icon of adventure photography. Jimmy Chin goes places, most of us will never go. He aptly captures the tenacity of the human spirit willing itself against the grand, majestic and terrifying beauty of nature.
The Academy Award–winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic photographer presents the first collection of his iconic adventure photography, featuring some of the greatest moments of the most accomplished climbers and outdoor athletes in the world, and including more than 200 extraordinary photographs. Jimmy Chin, a filmmaker, photographer, and world-class mountaineer, ventures where few can go to create amazing photos in perilous situations. Jimmy Chin is a National Geographic photographer, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, and professional mountain sports athlete. For more than two decades, he has led or participated in cutting-edge expeditions all over the world, including notable first ascents on all seven continents, and his images have adorned the covers of National Geographic and the New York Times magazines.
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This is more of a coffee-table photo book, but it lives up to the reputation of this genius. A photographic delight, especially if you love the mountains. Jimmy Chin has a special way with the camera…..and high places. His exploits have made fascinating documentaries including the Oscar winning film “Free Solo” and his previous film Meru. On a personal note, I’d like to confess that I read this today while squirreled up at home, inside on a gorgeous New Mexico bluebird day, because it was “too cold”—twenties—to spend the day climbing. I believe photography can expand our perception of the natural world, and of what humans can achieve in it.
It is a pleasure to finally have all his most iconic images in one volume. The life of an adventure athlete seems at once rewarding and punishing. But for Jimmy Chin and others, despite the harsh climate life seems a little less gray in the outdoors and more simple.
Their film Meru won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary Feature. Their documentary Free Solo won a BAFTA, seven primetime Emmys, and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Jimmy, Chai, and their two children split their time between New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He has led or participated in cutting-edge expeditions around the world for over twenty years, including significant first ascents on all seven continents, and his photographs have graced the covers of National …
A whirlwind of highlights of Jimmy Chin’s career as a photographer of some of the world’s greatest athletes and ascents. Think of this as more than a coffee table book destined for staling. And their actual worth may be their inspiration – just turning a few pages is a not-so-subtle reminder to get out the door and seize the day. In trying to decipher what Chin has become globally – he’s a brand, and he and his wife, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, are creative forces – we have to remember that his perseverance and willingness to insert himself into some insane positions allowed Chin to capture the moment. With his can-do technical expertise and physical prowess, Chin became a sought after expedition partner and creative. Further, the photographs reveal what we know to be true; that Chin was an equal participant on these expeditions, not simply a hired gun with a full quiver of lenses and camera bodies.
“Jimmy Chin is one of the most widely traveled and experienced adventure photographers on Earth, and this collection is an absolute tour de force. I read this book in a single sitting and finished feeling inspired to take on the world.” “In There and Back, Jimmy Chin tells the story of his remarkable life through a selection of breathtaking photos accompanied by passages of insightful text. the end result is an extraordinary work of art.” I’ve been a fan of Jimmy Chin for a while so I had to pick his book up. The stories and the photos in the book are amazing. Great book to leave on the coffee table also that friends or family can look at also when they’ve been visiting. A photographic masterpiece and edge of your seat narrative .
Stunning collection of photos and stories from epic expeditions. I ordered this to use as inspiration for students in my school’s applied learning program, and I want one to keep for myself! Reading it with my own kids ignited so many meaningful conversations, about life, about adventure, about people and the sense of place. 5-star photos, knocking one off for the text, which nothing special. The adventures they describe, though, are something else, and I’ve got nothing but admiration for Jimmy Chin. Watched Free Solo and sure, was in awe of Alex Honnold, but way more in awe of the person who climbed alongside and managed to capture the entire endeavor on film.