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March 2009 Archives

freezeframe_polarphtos.jpgI have always been intrigued by travel to the polar regions of the world. I am looking forward to exploring Antarctica first hand this fall. I find myself gravitating to books, sites, videos and photos of the polar regions.  Today I came across the mother load of polar images.  The Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge has published photos from their world-class collection.  The gallery of photos can be viewed on the appropriately named Freeze Frame website.

The website is a result of nearly two year project that started with 20,000 negatives that were digitized  for use with a touring exhibition and also for the Freeze Frame website which launched on March 4th.  Visit the website gallery to view photos organized into a variety of categories.  The site also features a book "Face to Face, Polar Portraits" that was written to accompany the touring exhibition.

In addition to the amazing photos you can enjoy a variety of articles like, History of Photography in the Polar Regions, or read articles on famous explorers like Ernest Henry Shackleton.  As a private pilot I was drawn to the interesting photos in their Air Gallery.

 

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