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The Rocky Mountains


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Photographs by Shiro Shirahata,    With an Afterword by Pat Morrow

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Published by Raincoast Books, Vancouver, 1997, 1st Canadian Edition, D/w, Fine.    Shiro Shirahata (1933-2019) was a Japanese photographer who devoted his entire adult life to photographing the major mountains of the world, with the Shiro Shirahata Prize in Japan being the most prestigious Japanese award for mountain photography.  His other major books include The Alps, Nepal Himalaya and Karakoram: Mountains of Pakistan.  This large-format full colour volume on the Canadian Rocky Mountains and adjacent Columbia Mountains provides 107 superb photographs of different mountains in the ranges, all full page and with 50 being double-page spreads.  Detailed notes on all of the photographs are in a section at the end of the volume.  The quality of both the photographs and the reproduction is outstanding.

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Weight2.1 kg