Face to Face: Polar Portraits

Lewis-Jones, Huw (2008) Face to Face: Polar Portraits. Scott Polar Research Institute / Polarworld, Cambridge / London. ISBN 978-0901021083

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Description from Publisher: An exploration of pioneering polar photography and modern portraiture, Face to Face: Polar Portraits brings together in a single volume both rare, unpublished treasures from the historic collections of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), University of Cambridge, 'face to face' with cutting-edge modern imagery from expedition photographer Martin Hartley. The first book to examine the history and role of polar exploration photography, Face to Face features the first portraits of explorers, some of the earliest photographs of the Inuit, the first polar photographs to appear in a book, and rare images never before published from many of the Heroic-Age Antarctic expeditions. In addition to this remarkable collection is a foreword written by Sir Ranulph Fiennes; a fascinating exploration into 'photography then' - the history of photography and its role in shaping our vision of the polar hero by historian and curator of art at SPRI, Dr Huw Lewis-Jones; a discussion between Dr Lewis-Jones and Martin Hartley about 'photography now', focusing on the essential role that photography plays in modern polar adventuring; and an afterword entitled 'The Boundaries of Light' by the acclaimed anthropologist and author Hugh Brody.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0901021083
Subjects: Geography & Environment
History > International
Arts > Photography > Marine & Natural Photography
Arts > Photography
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Marine & Natural History
Depositing User: Huw Lewis-Jones
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 16:28
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2019 18:05
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3499

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