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]
Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis.
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.
|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)|
|Deposited By:||IMAS Research and Education Centre|
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