Exhibition of Historic Mountain Photographs Opens at the Alpine Club
We are pleased to announce that a selection of rarely-exhibited mountain photographs has gone on display at our premises in Charlotte Road, London.
The photographs, which date from the 1860s to the 1920s, depict a number of iconic peaks, located mainly in the European Alps, but stretching as far afield as Japan, the Karakoram Range and the Canadian Rockies. Among the selection are compositions by Edward Whymper, WF Donkin, Fanny Bullock Workman and Vittorio Sella.
The Dent du Géant by WF Donkin (1882)
The exhibition is made up entirely of original photographs, many of which were enlarged by the photographers and all of which were taken while on expedition. Many of the works remain in their original frames, having been presented to the Alpine Club by the photographers shortly after they were taken.
Exhibition curator Bernie Ingrams said: “The works on display are among the finest photographs in the Alpine Club Collection. Thanks to the large format of these images, visitors will be treated to a level of detail and sense of scale that only the best mountain photography can offer.”