Academy Award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic Photographer, Mountain Sports Athlete
Jimmy Chin is an Asian American professional mountain athlete, National Geographic photographer, Academy Award-winning film director, and New York Times Best Selling author. Respected in his careers as a photographer, cinematographer, storyteller, and artist, he is equally renowned for his groundbreaking climbing, mountaineering, and skiing achievements.
Jimmy has been a professional climber and skier on The North Face Athlete team for over 20 years. His travels have taken him to all seven continents and he has led and participated in cutting edge expeditions around the world, building a resume of historic climbing and ski mountaineering achievements.
As an artist, Jimmy’s work documenting expeditions and climbs from the Sahara to the Himalaya has been featured in numerous publications, including National Geographic Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Outside Magazine. Jimmy co-directs with his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Together they have directed numerous award-winning films, some titles include Meru (2015), Free Solo (2018) – which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2019 – The Rescue (2021), and Wild Life (2023). Chin and Vasarhelyi are currently working on their first scripted feature, Nyad, starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster about Diana Nyad’s historic swim from Cuba to Florida.
Jimmy’s full profile can be found here.