Since the early days of Antarctic exploration, scientists and explorers have shared their experiences in many creative ways. One of these key figures is Herbert George Ponting. During his time on the ice he captured some of the most enduring images of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
The ‘curse of the camera’ constantly struck Ponting, “I was once again the butt for no end of twittering about the peril of ‘Ponting’… for the more I protested… the more persistently these crimes were fastened on to me.” – H.G. Ponting
“The expedition went photography crazy and Jonah’s be damned.” – D.M. Wilson (The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott).