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A person separate: H.G. Ponting - photographer on Scott's last expedition


Millar, P, A person separate: H.G. Ponting - photographer on Scott's last expedition, The Polar Journal, 1, (1) pp. 76-86. ISSN 2154-896X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/2154896X.2011.568792


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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Heroic Era photography; Robert Falcon Scott; British Antarctic Expedition
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Photography, video and lens-based practice
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
UTAS Author:Millar, P (Dr Patricia Millar)
ID Code:76343
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2012-03-05
Last Modified:2012-06-21

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