Self-portrait with cinematographic camera


Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914


This self-portrait shows Herbert Ponting with his film camera. Ponting was the first professional photographer and film-maker to accompany an expedition to the Antarctic. He took several still cameras with him, as well as this cinematographic camera. Ponting also had to bring with him all the chemicals and developing equipment required to set up a darkroom in the expedition hut.

Toned silver bromide print

45.6 x 33.3 cm

RCIN 2580043