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'The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott' in London

The Atlas Gallery in Central London will be displaying from  the 3rd to the 26th November 2011, unique vintage prints exhibited for the first time ever from Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill fated journey to the South Pole which took place a 100 years ago. The exhibition is to coincide with the release of the book with the same title “The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott” published by Little Brown in October 2011.

S82 Mount Erebus, from the sea ice, Cape Evans, Oct 1911 © Richard Kossow, courtesy of ATLAS Gallery

S82 Mount Erebus, from the sea ice, Cape Evans, Oct 1911 © Richard Kossow, courtesy of ATLAS Gallery

The collection of photographs was impressive. It featured black and white images, as is expected from turn of the century photography. Images of such beauty and purity that one can rarely find today. There were a few portraits of some of Captain Scott’s crew, a few landscapes with their striking proportions and beauty, imagery of the ice and the pole, scenes of the camp, the party with its animals and people, and some recordings of a few incidents and situations they faced while on their journey. The beautiful landscape and amazing journey they took to the South Pole will remain forever in our minds as we reach the 100th anniversary of that expedition which unfortunately ended  sadly a few months later . The turn out at the private view was testimony to how we cherish our heroes and our history with people from various backgrounds and very different age groups. Every single person was in awe in front of what was one of the first documented explorations to the South Pole.

S55a Ponies on the march, Great Ice Barrier, 2 Dec 1911 © Richard Kossow, courtesy of ATLAS Gallery

S55a Ponies on the march, Great Ice Barrier, 2 Dec 1911 © Richard Kossow, courtesy of ATLAS Gallery

Limited editions print are available at the gallery for sale. For more information about the exhibit and the gallery, please visit www.atlasgallery.com