Jerry Dodrill

Photographer, Adventurer, Teacher

Jerry Dodrill is an adventurer and award-winning photographer who has traveled to remote corners while questing for wild experiences. His immense talent and creative eye have been well recognized through international awards and exhibition in fine galleries, such as the Ansel Adams in Yosemite, Mountain Light, Mumm Napa Valley, and the Banff Center for Mountain Culture. As a workshop facilitator for Mountain Light Photography, Visionary Wild, and Sierra Nevada College, he has proven himself as a highly engaging and effective photographic educator.

An expert mountain climber with degrees in Fine Art and Photography, Jerry is passionate about preservation and was a protégé of legendary Galen Rowell in the late 1990's. Today he resides in the Sonoma Coast village of Bodega, California, focusing on assignment photography, writing, exhibitions, and sharing his vision and expertise with others. Jerry's work has been featured in many ad campaigns, books, and publications. He is a writer and senior contributor to California Climber Magazine, has been published in Sierra, Orion, Vanity Fair, World of Fine Wine, Wine Spectator, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Smithsonian, Sonoma, Outside, Alpinist, Rock & Ice, Climbing, Mountain and many other magazines. He was fundamental in product development and creation of the exciting new backpack company MindShift Gear, serves as Vice President of the Rock Ice & Mountain Club and sits on the board of directors of the B-Rad Foundation. He is dedicated to helping protect our planet and works with conservation organizations including The Nature Conservancy, Sonoma Land Trust, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, and the Access Fund."