Herbert Ponting
British photographer Herbert Ponting (1870-1935) made his name by his extraordinary images of South East Asia at the turn of the 20th century.

In 1910 he joined Robert Scott's Terra Nova expedition as official photographer, taking still pictures and cinematograph film of Antarctica.

To mark the centenary of the expedition's arrival on Ross Island and the re-release by the British Film Institute of Ponting's 1924 film 'The Great White Silence', The National Archives brings together stills from Ponting's Antarctic film footage alongside some of his extraordinary pictures from Japan, India and China.

The Great White Silence opens in cinemas across the UK on 20th May 2011.
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