A Photographer's Antarctic Odyssey

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

"Winter Quarters Bay" at the tip of Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island, the southernmost harbor in the Southern Ocean.
"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.
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.
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.
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
The Skelton and Baronick glaciers ( Courtesy of Robert McCabe )
An engine of the Constellation is serviced for the return flight to New Zealand.
An engine of the Constellation is serviced for the return flight to New Zealand. ( Courtesy of Robert McCabe )
Returning to the sea ice.
Returning to the sea ice. ( Courtesy of Robert McCabe )
The kitchen of Shackleton’s Cape Royds hut
The kitchen of Shackleton’s Cape Royds hut ( Courtesy of Robert McCabe )
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