This unique book, by Huw Lewis-Jones, is the first to examine the history and role of polar exploration photography, and showcases the very first polar photographs of 1845 through to images from the present day. It features the first portraits of explorers, some of the earliest photographs of the Inuit, and rare images never before published from many of the Heroic-Age Antarctic expeditions. Almost all the historic imagery - daguerreotypes, magic lantern slides, glass plate negatives, and images from private albums - has never been before the public eye.
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New Publication Available
Mon, Feb 09, 2009
Polarworld, in association with the Scott Polar Research Institute, announces a new publication: "Face to Face: Polar Portraits." This publication brings together rare, unpublished, images from the historic collections of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), University of Cambridge, and modern imagery from expedition photographer Martin Hartley.