Bradford Washburn (b.1910) was a mountaineer, explorer, surveyor, cartographer, author, and dramatic landscape photographer. He was Founding Director of Boston's Museum of Science and served as Director for forty years. He traveled the world for eight decades, documenting landscapes included the Grand Canyon, the Alps, Mount Mckinley, and the Matterhorn. He pioneered photographic techniques that allowed him to capture the most remote and inaccessible points on the world. A typical method for his aerial photography was to remove an airplane door and to secure his camera and himself to the plane.