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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Bradford Washburn

Other: Henry Bradford Washburn Jr. 
Dates:  1910, 7 June - 2007, 10 January
Born:  US, MA, Cambridge
Died:  US, MA, Lexington
Active:  Global
Gender:  Male
Had a long relationship with National Geographic and accompanied many expeditions. Respected for his mountaineering photography and his aerial photography of remote areas.
In 1980 the Alexander Graham Bell Medal of the National Geographic Society was awarded to Bradford Washburn and his wife Barbara Washburn for their seven years mapping the Grand Canyon.

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Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
Roberts, David, 2009, The Last of his Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer, (William Morrow & Co.) [Δ
Washburn, Bradford & Decaneas, Antony (ed.), 2000, Mountain Photography, (Mountaineers Books) [Δ
Washburn, Bradford & Smith, Donald, 2002, On High: The Adventures of Legendary Mountaineer, Photographer, and Scientist Brad Washburn, (National Geographic) [Δ
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan -
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Brad Washburn and the Fairchild 71 monoplane, Valdez, Alaska, 1937, holding his 50 pond Fairchild K-6 camera. He is actually roped to the far side of the cabin to keep him from falling out in turbulent air 
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
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