Obituary: Influential Snowboard Photographer Chris Brunkhart, 47

January 7, 2016

By Conor Risch


From a retrospective of Brunkhart’s work that appeared in frequency—The Snowboarder's Journal, with captions he wrote. “Showing the beauty of snowboarding and being in the mountains. John Sommers and Shawn Farmer outside Juneau, AK.”

Chris Brunkhart, whose black-and-white photographs of the best snowboarders in the world brought a unique esthetic to the snowboarding industry during its rapid progression in the 1990s, died of cancer on January 2 at a hospital in Portland, OR. He was 47. “He got the bigger picture,” says Jeff Galbraith, publisher of frequency—The Snowboarder’s Journal, and one of Brunkhart’s longtime...

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