Mountainfilm

Gallery 81435: Derek Eland

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In 2016, U.K.-based artist Derek Eland hiked to Everest Base Camp. Unlike the rest of the crowd, though, he wasn’t part of a climbing expedition. As Everest’s first artist-in-residence, he built a confessional-style diary room and spent two months collecting stories from the climbers, cooks, Sherpas, doctors and porters passing through. The result: tales from hundreds of people representing 25 countries and 12 languages. Eland has paired a selection of these stories with images from Everest to create an intimate portrait of life on the world’s highest mountain.

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  • Derek Eland
  • Ah Haa East: Jen Buck

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    A fragment of rainbow imprinted above a stormy sea, tidy sets of waves rolling toward shore, a surfer on a moonlight mission under the stars. The photographs of Santa Barbara, California-based surfer Jen Buck transport viewers to watery worlds where lines are fluid, skies are canvases and the surf’s always up. For Buck, who lived in Telluride before moving to the coast, the fusion of surfing and photography is more than a hobby or job — it’s a lifestyle.

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  • Jen Buck
  • Ah Haa Foyer: Galen Rowell Retrospective

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    Galen Rowell was a prolific wilderness and adventure photographer whose prowess behind the lens was matched only by his appetite for climbing and exploration. During the course of his life and career, he authored 17 large-format books, published in a variety of magazines, traveled from Nepal to Patagonia and put up numerous first ascents. Fifteen years after his death in a plane crash in California at age 61, Mountainfilm celebrates his life with a retrospective of his work.

    The Butcher & The Baker: Faces of Refugees

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    As the producer of Mountainfilm, Stash Wislocki is in charge of the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the festival running. He is also a filmmaker who traveled to the Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2012 for a gig with the nonprofit FilmAid. There, he took portraits of hundreds of children hailing from war-torn or conflicted countries, such as Iran, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Sudan and Yemen — the same countries that would fall under President Trump’s attempted travel ban. The specter of the ban inspired him to create this collection called “Faces of Refugees.”

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  • Stash Wislocki
  • Ghost Town - Outside: Shepard Fairey

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    As founder of Obey clothing and creator of iconic images, such as the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, Shepard Fairey is one of America’s most prominent and influential street artists. The graphic designer, activist and illustrator is also a partner artist with The Amplifier Foundation, which is dedicated to amplifying the voices of grassroots movements through art and community engagement. Through this partnership comes the installation of a Fairey mural on the wall adjacent to Ghost Town with free prints offered on the patio (or inside in the case of bad weather).

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  • Shepard Fairey
  • Ghost Town - Inside: Leighan Falley

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    Leighan Falley is a Talkeetna, Alaska based commercial pilot, mother, guide, alpinist and the subject of Denali’s Raven . She is also an artist whose paintings depict her intimate relationship with mountains. From sweeping representations of glaciated valleys to casual sketches of peaks under the moon, her work evokes the many moods of mountains: harsh and unforgiving, serene and expansive, dynamic and alive.

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  • Leighan Falley
  • High Camp: Richard Vevers

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    As a former advertising executive in London turned ocean conservationist, Richard Vevers combines his talents of effective communication and stunning underwater photography for a good cause: to convey the urgent, alarming and wide-reaching effects of coral bleaching to a global population. He’s spent years documenting coral reefs around the globe, even as they are ravaged by bleaching events, and is a subject of Chasing Coral.

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  • Richard Vevers
  • La Cocina de Luz: Stephen Dupont

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    Australian-born photographer Stephen Dupont has never shied away from dark subjects. From wars in Afghanistan and Rwanda to funerals in Sri Lanka and famine in Angola, he’s created hauntingly beautiful images of human conflict, fragile cultures and marginalized peoples, all while managing to capture the dignity of his subjects. He is the subject of A Restless Peace.

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  • Stephen Dupont
  • Mixx: Renan Ozturk

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    Renan Ozturk is many things: accomplished expedition climber, talented landscape artist and awardwinning filmmaker. In the spring of 2016, he traveled with a team to Nepal to capture a story of the last honey hunters — men braving steep cliffs and angry swarms of bees to collect mind-altering honey in a myth-steeped tradition that’s now in peril. These images, set to be published in National Geographic, accompany The Last Honey Hunter.

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  • Renan Ozturk
  • Outside: Tim Laman

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    Wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman’s stunning photos — of ornate birds of paradise, delicate tree frogs, psychedelic-colored mantis shrimps and more — have graced the pages of many issues of National Geographic. Along with his wife, biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott, and their children, Laman recently worked in the canopies of Borneo researching and photographing orangutans.

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  • Tim Laman
  • Slate Gray Gallery: The New Normal, A Group Show

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    What is The New Normal of environmental justice, weather behavior and island life? Three Mountainfilm artists delve into these questions in this special group show. It will features work by The Amplifier Foundation, an organization led by artist Aaron Huey that’s dedicated to amplifying the voices of grassroots movements through art and community engagement; Danny Schmidt, a filmmaker who has captured images of climate change in action during floods and fires; and Forest Woodward, who is chronicling the lives of children on the frontlines of rising seas in the island nation of Tuvalu.

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  • Amplifier
  • Aaron Huey
  • Danny Schmidt
  • Forest Woodward
  • Telluride Gallery of Fine Art: Justin Brice Guariglia

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    New York City-based Justin Brice Guariglia is a transdisciplinary artist who explores landscape and ecology through the lens of politics, culture, science, journalism, mythology and history. He uses scale and materials to forge new ways of experiencing the world around us, and much of his work has explored the Anthropocene. He will be collaborating and flying with the NASA/JPL Oceans Melting Greenland mission through 2020.

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  • Justin Brice Guariglia
  • Telluride Arts HQ: Lindsey Ross, Arti-In-Residence

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    2017 Mountainfilm artist-in-residence Lindsey Ross specializes in wet plate collodion — an old, slow photographic process that entails the use of a hulking camera, a portable darkroom and the hand-coating and exposing of large glass prints. The result: one-of-akind, black-and-white images imbued with care and rustic authenticity. For this exhibit, Ross spent much of May capturing photos of Telluride and its surroundings.

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  • Lindsey Ross