Viewing Alaska from above through the lens of Bradford Washburn
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Bradford Washburn’s aerial photographs of Alaska’s mountains are art.
Taken over a fifty-year period with a camera meant for taking spy photographs, the pictures are high in detail. That’s because Washburn was a cartographer — a map maker. The photographs were taken to map the mountains.
To look for new climbing routes. Work still used by climbers today.
“Alaska From Above: The Art of Bradford Washburn” is an exhibit of some of Washburn’s work in Alaska. It is on display at the Anchorage Museum through next year.
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