"After: Portraits From Denali" Exhibit at Museum
Alaska photographer tells the story of climbers with one photo
Imagine posing for a self-portrait, just moments after you've stumbled into Mount McKinley’s base camp.
One photographer has done just that for a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum.
Anchorage artist Tim Remick photographed emotionally and physically ravaged mountain climbers as they came off Americas tallest peak.
A climber himself, Remick set up at base camp with a large format camera for several weeks during the 2008 and 2010 climbing seasons – capturing climbers while they were still raw from the grueling experience.
The resulting 20 photographs offer startling physical evidence of the journey's toll and Remick's own experience on the mountain.
“I have to sort of hearken back to my summit attempt in 2002, when I went up with a team of friends, sort of watching ourselves changes and metamorphose throughout the climb,” said Remick. “That always stuck with me how much we changed, we were in our early 30s and we came off the mountain looking like we were 50.”
The solo-exhibit, "After; Portraits from Denali," is on display through April 15 at the Anchorage Museum.