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A person separate: H.G. Ponting - photographer on Scott's last expedition
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-17, 10:51 authored by Millar, P
H.G. Ponting was the official photographer on Capt. Scott’s last expedition. An enigmatic man, he was already an international success before Antarctica, and had fashioned for himself a world photographer persona which was deeply important to him. He had difficulty, however, in sustaining close relationships. In the closed environment of Antarctica, that construction of identity was reinforced, his skills were developed to their highest point, and personal and professional identities merged further. This paper examines the literature, correspondence and Ponting photographs to throw further light on the man and his outstanding work.
Publication titleThe Polar Journal
Department/SchoolInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Place of publicationUK
Rights statementCopyright 2011 Taylor & Francis.