One Ocean Expeditions displays historic Scott expedition photos

One Ocean Expeditions is to display historic photographs of Captain Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition on its two ships until March 2018.

The Canadian polar specialists signed an agreement with the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge and Salto Ulbeek publishers to exhibit limited edition platinum prints of the photographs taken by Herbert Ponting in 1910-13.

Herbert Ponting was one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century. His photographs are among the most famous, beautiful and compelling visual records in the history of exploration. Ponting documented all facets of Scott’s expedition, including photographs of the men, their ship – the Terra Nova, daily life in the hut the explorers built at Cape Evans, the scientific research, wildlife, and the frozen landscapes of Ross Island.

The prints were handmade using the platinum printing process from Ponting’s original glass plate negatives which have been conserved by the Scott Polar Research Institute.

The prints were delivered to Akademik Sergey Vavilov and Akademik Ioffe while they were at the port of Stanley, Falkland Islands, in December. Each ship received seven platinum prints selected by the Scott Polar Research Institute for hanging in the on-board library.

Andrew Prossin, Managing Director of One Ocean Expeditions, said: “All of us at One Ocean Expeditions are delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit the historic and iconic photographs taken by Herbert Ponting of Captain Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910 – 1913. We have developed an exciting new partnership with the Scott Polar Research Institute and Salto-Ulbeek publishers to deliver the exhibition, and we can’t wait for the exhibition to open and for our passengers to view, enjoy and be inspired by these amazing images.”

Passengers will have the opportunity to buy the limited edition prints during their voyage, with half of the proceeds going to the Scott Polar Research Institute to contribute to its environmental research and heritage activities, including its internationally important polar library, archives, and museum. Prices per print will vary depending on format and number sold. Medium sized prints (50 x 36cm) will range from €1,950 to €4,400 (approximately £1,455 to £3,285) each.

Ref 13. The Terra Nova held up in the pack (13 December 1910)
Ref 13. The Terra Nova held up in the pack (13 December 1910). © Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Ref 109. Beautiful broken ice, reflections and Terra Nova (7 January 1911).
Ref 109. Beautiful broken ice, reflections and Terra Nova (7 January 1911). © Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Ref 251. Capt Scott (13 April 1911).
Ref 251. Capt Scott (13 April 1911). © Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Ref 329. The Castle Berg with dog sledge (17 September 1911).
Ref 329. The Castle Berg with dog sledge (17 September 1911). © Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Ref 348. The Matterhorn Berg profile with Erebus (8 October 1911).
Ref 348. The Matterhorn Berg profile with Erebus (8 October 1911). © Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Ref 352. The Tenements bunks in hut of Lieut. Bowers, Mr Cherry-Garrard, Capt Oates, Mr Meares and Dr Atkinson (9 October 1911).
Ref 352. The Tenements bunks in hut of Lieut. Bowers, Mr Cherry-Garrard, Capt Oates, Mr Meares and Dr Atkinson (9 October 1911). © Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Platinum prints to be displayed in the Library on-board the Akademik Ioffe

  1. Ref 42. In the ice pack from the maintop of the Terra Nova (Gran, Taylor and Wright) (22 December 1910).
  2. Ref 135. The Terra Nova and a berg at ice foot (16 January 1911).
  3. Ref 341. Capt, Scott in his den (7 October 1911).
  4. Ref 447. Adelie penguins track and sledge track crossing.
  5. Ref 510. A. Cherry-Garrard on return from Barrier (29 January 1912).
  6. Ref 348. The Matterhorn Berg profile with Erebus (8 October 1911).
  7. Ref 344. The pressure ridges of the ice crack from the Barne Glacier to Inaccessible, looking to Cape Royds (Capt. Scott) (8 October 1911).

Platinum prints to be displayed in the Library on-board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov

  1. Ref 13. The Terra Nova held up in the pack (13 December 1910).
  2. Ref 109. Beautiful broken ice, reflections and Terra Nova (7 January 1911).
  3. Ref 251. Capt Scott (13 April 1911).
  4. Ref 331. Huge ice bastions of the Castle Berg (Clissold) (17 September 1911).
  5. Ref 352. The Tenements bunks in hut of Lieut. Bowers, Mr Cherry-Garrard, Capt Oates, Mr Meares and Dr Atkinson (9 October 1911).
  6. Ref 45. Capt. Oates and some of the ponies.
  7. Ref 250.Captain Scott and group taken on return of the Southern Party (13 April 1911).

(Photo credit to One Ocean Expeditions)