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The Fine Art Society [], 1914. The Fine Art Society [], 1914. Original tinted carbon photograph on board depicting the Terra Nova tethered to the ice with a large ice structure to the foreground. 43.5x31cm. Mounted on green card. Signed by the photographer to the lower left. Very good condition with four thin horizontal blisters to the upper part of the image. Herbert G. Ponting was a self-taught photographer who was enlisted as Scott's official photographer on his British Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole (1910-1913). As the first professional photographer to be employed on an Antarctic expedition, Ponting considered this posting to be a challenging opportunity to use the art of photography to aid geographical and natural discovery. Accompanying the Terra Nova crew for almost fourteen months, Ponting took over 1,000 photographs that chronicled every aspect of the journey in astonishing detail, including intimate shots of the crew's day-to-day life. He built himself a darkroom at Cape Evans and worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to produce perfectly balanced and composed images. This image is enlarged from the negative made by Ponting at Cape Evans, taken on 16 January 1911. Rarely found signed.
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