Galen Rowell

“Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, Singh-Ray filters have given me a greater return in both dollars and otherwise impossible images than any equipment I own.”

Galen Rowell (1940-2002) devoted his life to photography, mountaineering, writing and adventure. He began climbing mountains at the age of ten, and at 16 made his first roped climbs in Yosemite Valley. During the next 40 years, he would log more than 100 first ascents of new routes there and in the High Sierra backcountry. Rowell’s award-winning photography, featuring his impressive "dynamic landscapes," have been widely exhibited and praised, and he is the author of many celebrated books, including In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods, Mountains of the Middle Kingdom, Galen Rowell’s Vision, Bay Area Wild, and the bestselling Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape. Among the many honors he received was the Ansel Adams Award for his outstanding contribution to outdoor photography.

Galen's legacy lives on at his Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California. The gallery features fine art prints of Galen's best images from around world, as well as books, calendars, photography filters and other gift items. The gallery is also home to the Mountain Light Workshop Series, taught by some of today's best photographers, including David Muench, Elizabeth Carmel and Gordon Wiltsie, to name a few.