Behind The Lens: "After" Denali

Ravaged, wind-chapped faces speak volumes in a new exhibit celebrating human endurance.

For Anchorage, Alaska-based photographer Tim Remick, there's nothing glossy about pushing the human body to its absolute limits. For his new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, Remick set out to capture the exact moment when a climber finishes Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America — sunburn, chapped skin, triumphant emotions and all. "The series explores the curious physiological details resulting from the ravages of exhaustion," says Remick, a longtime climber himself. Click through the slideshow above for a selection of gripping portraits from the exhibit, along with behind-the-scenes commentary from the photographer himself.

"After: Portraits from Denali" runs now through April 13 at the Anchorage Museum