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Face to Face: Polar Portraits

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Touted by National Geographic Adventure as ”the greatest polar portraits of all time,” Face to Face presents unpublished historic treasures from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), University of Cambridge alongside evocative modern imagery by leading expedition photographer Martin Hartley. From the first polar photographs and portraits of explorers, to early photos of the Inuit and rare images from heroic-age Antarctic expeditions, this is a stunning tribute to the history of polar exploration.

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"With this collection of photographs and portraits of explorers, Lewis-Jones provides us with a visual history of the men and women, the explorers and documentarians — Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Henry Shackleton, Mary Qulitalik — who studied and settled the most unforgiving regions of the world. Lewis-Jones brings together classic black-and-white images — stark glass-plate negatives, daguerreotypes, and magic lantern slides, some never before made public — from the Scott Polar Research Institute, and modern-day color portraits of people working and living in polar regions from renowned expedition photographer Martin Hartley. Images of ice-crusted faces, parka-covered heads, bleak landscapes of ice, and steely, determined gazes work with biographical information and commentary to tell the story of exploration and life, and give us a glimpse at the enduring spirit and curiosity that drove individuals to explore the furthest reaches of our planet. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844860999
Author:
Lewis-jones, Huw
Publisher:
Conway Maritime Press
Photographer:
Hartley, Martin
Author:
Lewis-Jones, Huw
Author:
Hartley, Martin
Afterword by:
Brody, Hugh
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
240 color and b/w photos
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.50 x 8.63 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » Exploration » Antarctic
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Antarctica General

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Product details 288 pages Conway Maritime Press - English 9781844860999 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With this collection of photographs and portraits of explorers, Lewis-Jones provides us with a visual history of the men and women, the explorers and documentarians — Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Henry Shackleton, Mary Qulitalik — who studied and settled the most unforgiving regions of the world. Lewis-Jones brings together classic black-and-white images — stark glass-plate negatives, daguerreotypes, and magic lantern slides, some never before made public — from the Scott Polar Research Institute, and modern-day color portraits of people working and living in polar regions from renowned expedition photographer Martin Hartley. Images of ice-crusted faces, parka-covered heads, bleak landscapes of ice, and steely, determined gazes work with biographical information and commentary to tell the story of exploration and life, and give us a glimpse at the enduring spirit and curiosity that drove individuals to explore the furthest reaches of our planet. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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