Unexpected: A Retrospective Of Patagonia's Outdoor Photography



Published by Patagonia Books, Unexpected: A Retrospective Of Patagonia's Outdoor Photography is a stunning collection of the 100-plus most compelling photos Patagonia has published in their catalogues over the years. A true celebration of wilderness and outdoor-sport photography as an art and a practice in itself, as well as a beautiful document of the last 30 years of the Patagonia visuals and history.

Interestingly, Patagonia’s catalogues devote nearly half its space to nonselling editorial content – be it environmental or sport essays and above all to extraordinary photographs of wild places and active pursuits for which the company makes its clothes.

Since 1980, Patagonia has invited customers and wilderness photographers to submit their best, and most unexpected shots of life outdoors to feature in these pages. This book features 100 of the best and most inspiring shots chosen by Jane Sievert and Jennifer Ridgeway, Patagonia’s current and founding photo editor.

  • Hardcover, with over 100 photographs
  • Compiled by Jane Sievert and Jennifer Ridgeway
  • Published by Patagonia Books
  • In English
  • 1620 g (4 lbs 9 oz)


Patagonia was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, the company's roots are in clothing for rock and alpine climbing, but they now produce a diverse mix of apparel targeted towards skiers, snowboarders, surfers and climbers. Patagonia are a world leader in creating ethical, sustainable clothing.