Photography of Herbert Ponting
Some details about Herbert Ponting :
Herbert G. Ponting (1870-1935) was one of the most renowned photographers of his day when he was recruited as “camera-artist” to the British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition, 1910-1913. Born into a wealthy Victorian family from Salisbury, Ponting worked briefly as a banker before moving to California and turning his attention to photography. During the first years of the 20th century, a number of assignments took him to the Far East. In 1904-1905, he photographed the Russo-Japanese war in Manchuria, before continuing his travels in Japan, Burma, Java, China and India, selling his work to London’s foremost magazines.
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