Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
A Scott Centenary event in association with The Royal Geographical Society.
Historic photographs of this ill-fated Antarctic expedition taken by `camera artist` Herbert Ponting tell an unforgettable tale both epic and human in scale. In 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out for the Antarctic from which he did not return. Having reached the South Pole, he died on the return journey along with his colleagues just 17.5km (11 miles) from the safety of a supply depot.
Ponting's images offer a poignant and revealing glimpse of life in this hostile environment. From the beauty of Antarctica's icescapes, to the men relaxing on the Terra Nova's deck; from surveying the landscape, to an impromptu hair cut - the exhibition captures intimate, everyday moments on the expedition providing an absorbing visual diary that completes the familiar and well documented story for the race to the South Pole.
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