April 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gary Shaeffer “Scott’s Voyage to Antarctica and the work of Herbert Ponting”
This is an illustrated talk by Gary featuring the work of Herbert Ponting. Herbert took up photography as a hobby with no training and quickly established himself as an international competition winner. He was also a travel and war correspondent. He was selected from 100 applicants to accompany Scott’s second and last tragic expedition to the Antarctic. It was always known that Herbert was not going to be one of those to reach the pole so he taught those that did photography. When the men were found after their ill fated adventure so were their iconic photographs.