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Bradford Washburn Landscape Photography Exhibit Reflects Alaska’s Grandeur


On view April 17 through Sept. 19

The AnchorageMuseum’s majestic exhibition of Bradford Washburn’s black-and-white Alaska landscape photographs is back by popular demand.

Washburn (1910-2007) was as an expert on Alaska’s mountains and glaciers, a brilliant photographer and America’s leading field cartographer. The exhibition “Bradford Washburn: Glories of the Greatland” features more than 40 Washburn images taken in Alaska between 1930 and 1979. The exhibition is on view April 17 through Sept. 19 at the AnchorageMuseum.

Washburn was an aerial photography pioneer. He made more than 50 trips to Alaska during a remarkable career that spanned seven decades. Many of his earliest photographs were created as he hung partly out of an airplane, tethered by straps and buffeted by wind as he directed the pilot while aiming his camera.

Washburn’s aerial photographs of mountains have been exhibited around the world. His work was included in a 1988 exhibition of the 20th century’s master photographers at the New York International Center of Photography.


The AnchorageMuseum is the largest museum in Alaska, and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science.

General admission is $10 adult, $8 senior/student/military, free ages 17 and younger. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. Open until 9 p.m. Fridays during the “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit. Learn more online at www.anchoragemuseum.org.
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