Face to Face

Face to Face

Polar Portraits

Book - 2009
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A lavish account of pioneering polar photography and modern portraiture, Face to Face brings together in a single volume both rare, unpublished treasures from the historic collections of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), University of Cambridge, alongside cutting-edge modern imagery from expedition photographer Martin Hartley.

The first book to examine the history and role of polar exploration photography, Face to Face is a unique project of unsurpassed quality. Face to Face features the very first polar photographs, the first portraits of explorers, some of the earliest photographs of the Inuit, the first polar photographs to appear in a book, and rare images never before published from many of the Heroic-Age Antarctic expeditions. Almost all the historic imagery - daguerreotypes, magic lantern slides, glass plate negatives and images from private albums - that have been rediscovered during research for this book have never been before the public eye. Alongside fifty of the world's finest historic polar portraits from the SPRI collections are fifty modern-day images by leading expedition photographer Martin Hartley, who has captured men and women of many nations, exploring, working, and living in the Polar Regions today.

In addition to this remarkable collection is a foreword written by respected adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, two fascinating essays examining polar photography 'then' and 'now' by polar historian Dr Huw Lewis-Jones; and an afterword by the best-selling author Hugh Brody. Polar Portraits is the first volume in the Face to Face series.

Publisher: London, Eng. : Conway, 2009
ISBN: 9781844860999
Branch Call Number: 770.911 LEW
Characteristics: 285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Polarworld (Firm)

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RichardPaul
Jun 24, 2012

FACE to FACE ---- by HUW Lewis-Jones c - 2009 ---- Polar Portraits and History of the explored 'Polar regions'. Including a minor History of the birth of Photography. ---- The Photography you will view in this Polar history book is wonderful. This is a great Photo-Picture History with an awesome Photo Essay of Artic Regions, Peoples,Explorers and the Tragic Artic Struggles. ---- ---- It will take me quite a while to finish reading the written history within this book due to the font size: It is so small that my old eye's get blurrey. ---- I still give this History Book five stars (solid). ---- I will write more about this book after I've read the complete book. ---- Finished the Photo review: 6-29-12 ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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