A lavish account of pioneering polar photography and modern portraiture.  The first book to examine the history and role of polar exploration photography, Face to Face features the very first polar photographs, the first portraits of explorers and some of the earliest photographs of the Inuit.  Bringing together rare unpublished treasures from the historic collections of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), with Martin’s modern colour portraits of individuals living and working in the polar regions today.

The book includes two essays examining polar photography ‘then’ and ‘now’ by polar historian and curator of art at SPRI, Dr Huw Lewis-Jones in discussion with Martin Hartley; a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and an afterword by the best-selling author/anthropologist Hugh Brody.

An exhibition of polar portrait prints is available for touring.


Face to Face: Polar Portraits

By Huw Lewis Jones
Photography by Martin Hartley
and from the collections of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Univeristy of Cambridge
Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Afterword by Hugh Brody

Published by Polarworld in association with
Scott Polar Research Institute


 Book of the Week (The Sunday Times)

Picture Book of the Year 2008 (The Observer)
evocative ...compelling... epic

Book of the Month (Travellers Club)


Special Limited ‘Expedition’ First Edition £250
Hardback  ISBN 978-0-901021-07-6  RRP £40
Soft-cover ISBN 978-0-901021-08-3  RRP £25

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