Herbert George Ponting, ‘Glacier, Antarctica’, 1911-1912, Photography, Platinum print, Huxley-Parlour
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Glacier, Antarctica, 1911-1912

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15 × 12 in
38.1 × 30.5 cm
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International delivery available | Herbert Ponting (1870-1935) was renowned for his meticulous and …

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Herbert George Ponting
British, 1870–1935
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As the first professional photographer (or “camera artist,” as he preferred to be called) to capture the Antarctic, Herbert George Ponting took over 1,000 images of the region’s vast, foreign landscape and documented the daily life, rations, and research of the 1910 British Antarctic Expedition. Many of Ponting’s photographs were posed, as he was fixated on attaining the perfect composition. The crisp quality of his work stands in contrast to the more popular soft and painterly images of the day. Using autochrome plates, Ponting captured the first color photographs of Antarctica, and he was also among the first to shoot short video sequences of the continent using a cinematograph. Ponting is credited with inventing the Variable Controllable Distortograph, a warped camera lens that produces caricature-esque portraits.

Herbert George Ponting, ‘Glacier, Antarctica’, 1911-1912, Photography, Platinum print, Huxley-Parlour
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International delivery available | Herbert Ponting (1870-1935) was renowned for his meticulous and adventurous approach to photography. His most famous work was taken during The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913, when he became the first professional photographer to capture the Antarctic.

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Also stamped with photographer's copyright ink stamp and national geographic society archive ink stamps on reverse
Herbert George Ponting
British, 1870–1935
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As the first professional photographer (or “camera artist,” as he preferred to be called) to capture the Antarctic, Herbert George Ponting took over 1,000 images of the region’s vast, foreign landscape and documented the daily life, rations, and research of the 1910 British Antarctic Expedition. Many of Ponting’s photographs were posed, as he was fixated on attaining the perfect composition. The crisp quality of his work stands in contrast to the more popular soft and painterly images of the day. Using autochrome plates, Ponting captured the first color photographs of Antarctica, and he was also among the first to shoot short video sequences of the continent using a cinematograph. Ponting is credited with inventing the Variable Controllable Distortograph, a warped camera lens that produces caricature-esque portraits.

Glacier, Antarctica, 1911-1912

Platinum print
15 × 12 in
38.1 × 30.5 cm
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Location
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