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Jimmy Chin

Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. This image was taken while making the first ascent of a new route on Ulvetanna AKA the Wolf’s Fang’s. From this vantage point, you can see the lower summits or “teeth” in the Wolf’s Jaw.

BIO: Jimmy Chin is an Academy Award winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery and stories while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands. In 2002, he secured a breakthrough assignment to be the cinematographer for a high-profile National Geographic–sponsored trek across Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau. In 2006, he became one of the only people to ski off the summit of Mount Everest. A longtime member of The North Face Athlete Team, he has led dozens of exploratory expeditions and completed first ascents around the globe, working with the world's best adventure athletes.

Jimmy has garnered numerous photography awards. As a filmmaker, his years of experience in the adventure and extreme sports world enables him to bring an authentic and unique perspective to his storytelling. His 2015 film Meru won the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the 2016 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary. Jimmy’s latest documentary Free Solo won a BAFTA, 7 Emmy’s and an Academy Award for best Documentary Feature in 2019. Jimmy’s photos have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The NYT Magazine, among others, and he has directed commercial film projects for clients that include Apple, Chase, Pirelli, Red Bull, The North Face, and RSA Films.

Jimmy splits his time between New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife, filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi, their daughter, Marina, and son, James.

WEBSITE: jimmychin.com/
INSTAGRAM: @jimmychin
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Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. This image was taken while making the first ascent of a new route on Ulvetanna AKA the Wolf’s Fang’s. From this vantage point, you can see the lower summits or “teeth” in the Wolf’s Jaw.<br />
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BIO: Jimmy Chin is an Academy Award winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery and stories while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands. In 2002, he secured a breakthrough assignment to be the cinematographer for a high-profile National Geographic–sponsored trek across Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau. In 2006, he became one of the only people to ski off the summit of Mount Everest. A longtime member of The North Face Athlete Team, he has led dozens of exploratory expeditions and completed first ascents around the globe, working with the world's best adventure athletes.<br />
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Jimmy has garnered numerous photography awards. As a filmmaker, his years of experience in the adventure and extreme sports world enables him to bring an authentic and unique perspective to his storytelling. His 2015 film Meru won the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the 2016 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary. Jimmy’s latest documentary Free Solo won a BAFTA, 7 Emmy’s and an Academy Award for best Documentary Feature in 2019. Jimmy’s photos have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The NYT Magazine, among others, and he has directed commercial film projects for clients that include Apple, Chase, Pirelli, Red Bull, The North Face, and RSA Films.<br />
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Jimmy splits his time between New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife, filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi, their daughter, Marina, and son, James.<br />
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WEBSITE: jimmychin.com/<br />
INSTAGRAM: @jimmychin