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Herbert Ponting, English travel photographer, c 1920.

Herbert Ponting, English travel photographer, c 1920.
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actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Photograph of Herbert Ponting with a Prestwich camera. Ponting (1870-1935) is particularly remembered for his coverage of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's (1868-1912) ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1912. His black and white Antarctic photography has never been equalled, even with today's modern equipment and proceses, and he combined a rare artistic mastery of composition with suberb technical skills. He preserved Scott's memory in a book published in 1921 and in a film several years later.

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