Heinz Zak

Organizer: LUMEN - Museum of Mountain Photography
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Photographer, Alpinist, and Adventurer.

Heinz Zak, a mountain photographer from Tyrol, plays a key role in
chronicling the history of free climbing. He documented some of this sport’s
most important milestones and captured some of the world’s best free climbers in

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EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">With his camera, he followed rock climbers, whitewater
kayakers, and mountain bikers on their extraordinary journeys. He endured extremely
long treks to reach wild, secluded places and exposed peaks, braved icy nights in
bivouacs to be able to photograph spectacular sunrises and sunsets or magical moonlit
moments. He captures the most unusual landscape impressions, sometimes shooting
in extreme conditions. In addition to working as a photographer, Heinz Zak regularly
teaches photography classes, and, as a mountaineering guide, offers outdoor-adventure
seminars and climbing camps. His lectures thrill thousands of people every

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