Henry W. Kendall developed his lifelong interest in photography at an early age, setting up a home darkroom before he entered his teens. In preparatory school he documented his schoolmates’ various activities — for fun and profit — and thereafter carried a camera wherever he went. Over the years he honed both his technical and artistic skills — in the field and in the darkroom — and adapted them to the specific needs of his chosen avocations. Working in various formats — 35 mm to 4×5 sheet film — both in black and white and color, and often doing his own processing, printing, and mounting he accumulated the Henry W. Kendall photography collection. It contains about 30,000 first-generation images and several thousand prints, including hundreds of matted, captioned and signed black and white images.
All first-generation images have been catalogued and archived; each image has been assigned a unique collection identification number and scanned into a database.
The collection of Henry W. Kendall photography has been subdivided into three main categories, each associated with one of Henry’s particular interests: Mountaineering, Maritime and Underwater, and People, Places, and Environment.
An expert skier and world-class mountaineer, Henry Kendall documented all his climbs , first with simple 35mm equipment, then with medium and large format cameras, and at times with 16mm movie cameras. This category includes approximately 8000 images of Henry W. Kendall photography, detailing expeditions in British Columbia, the Sierras (particularly Yosemite); Peru, Nepal, the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps; and New England; also included are 6 short 16mm films documenting team climbs in Yosemite and Peru.
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