Southern Light: Images from Antarctica - Hobart
This Melbourne photographer has been the recipient of two Antarctic Arts Fellowships from the Australian Antarctic Division and has travelled to Antarctica on a yacht on three occasions.
The areas covered in the book include the Antarctic Peninsula, East Antarctica, the Ross Sea, South Georgia and Macquarie Island. There are 130 colour photographs, 100 black and white images reproduced in duotone and seven gatefold panoramas. Many of the landscape photos were taken with a large format view camera.
There is extensive coverage of the wildlife including emperor, king, Adélie, gentoo, chinstrap, royal and macaroni penguins, wandering, royal and grey-headed albatross, and crabeater and fur seals. There are also photos of human activity in Antarctica including images of Robert Scott’s Terra Nova hut on Ross Island.
The 20,000 word text includes a narrative of the six photographic journeys and short essays on climate change and protecting the Antarctic environment. Five detailed maps provide a geographic context for the photographs.
The book will be launched by Dr Tony Fleming, Director of the Australian Antarctic Division on Friday 1 June 2012 at 6.00pm for 6.30pm in the Convention Room, CCAMLR Headquarters, 181 Macquarie Street, Hobart.
Please RSVP for catering purposes or phone or text to 0439 306 829 or 0409 383 306 by Tuesday 29 May 2012.