A Photographer's Antarctic Odyssey

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Photographer Robert McCabe describes going on an expedition to the South Pole in 1959, when he was a 24-year-old photojournalist on assignment. DeepFreeze! A Photographer's Antarctic Odyssey in the Year 1959 includes a narrative of his journey and 87 of his black-and-white photographs, including the Antarctic landscape, aerial shots, young adventurers, and the wildlife.

An exhibition of Robert McCabe's photographs will be on view at James Cummins Bookseller
699 Madison Avenue, between 62nd and 63rd Streets
December 9—January 14

Courtesy of Robert McCabe
"Winter Quarters Bay" at the tip of Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island, the southernmost harbor in the Southern Ocean.
Courtesy of Robert McCabe
Sacred to the Memory of George T. Vince AB.RN of the "Discovery" who was drowned near this spot March 11th, 1902.
Courtesy of Robert McCabe
Hiking on Ross Island. Mt. Erebus, one of two active volcanoes in the Antarctic, is in the background.
Courtesy of Robert McCabe
Scott’s Hut at Cape Evans on Ross Island. This hut served as the primary base for Scott’s second expedition to Antarctica, the Terra Nova expedition of 1910-1913.

 It was the base for Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole.

Courtesy of Robert McCabe
The Skelton and Baronick glaciers
Courtesy of Robert McCabe
An engine of the Constellation is serviced for the return flight to New Zealand.
Courtesy of Robert McCabe
Returning to the sea ice.
Courtesy of Robert McCabe
The kitchen of Shackleton’s Cape Royds hut


Robert McCabe

Comments [6]

James Cummins

The show will be up from December 9th to January 14th.

Dec. 08 2010 03:01 PM
James Cummins

The exhibition will be held at James Cummins Bookseller. 699 Madison Ave (between 62nd and 63rd) from 5:30 - 8. Photographs both from DeepFreeze! and Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land will be on display and for sale.

Dec. 08 2010 01:57 PM
Drew from Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Was I correct in hearing that there is an exhibit opening THU (tomorrow)? Would love to visit, but cannot locate info online ... anyone?

Dec. 08 2010 01:42 PM
axxa from NJ

Outstanding. My son is currently in Eldorado Brazil and is a dedicated film photographer. Despite the fact that he is 18 years old, he has a keen eye for a great photograph. As a result of this segment, I will encourage him to shoot everything he can while while he is there.
Very interesting segment. Thank you.

Dec. 08 2010 01:32 PM
Brian from Brooklyn

Can no longer hug a penguin? What a crime! Great interview – felt I was there when Antarctica was starting to be understood... limitless possibilities.

Dec. 08 2010 01:32 PM
Charles Maraia from NY

So? Where are all the photos? 2 photos do not a gallery make.

Dec. 08 2010 01:26 PM

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