Huw Lewis-Jones is a historian and Curator of Art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. Formerly Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, and Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, London, Huw is also a consultant within media and broadcasting and an expert in maritime and polar exploration history.
Besides developing new titles for Polarworld, Huw is building a national collection of Inuit art, and curating a number of touring exhibitions. As an art critic, Huw writes for Apollo Magazine and regularly contributes to radio and the British press. Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery was screened on ABC and the History Channel. He also often features on SKY MOVIES. Huw’s documentary Wilderness Explored is currently showing on the BBC.
A stunning collection of portrait photography centred on the sea, these people sail it, work on it, dive in it and rescue from it. Particularly good for its mix of historic and modern images, wonderful portraits of staunch Victorian sea captains alongside some thrilling modern images. Like for Like ReadingOcean, Philip Plisson The Lovereading view... This is a lavish collection of spectacular photography above and below the ocean waves, providing a stunning visual celebration of the explorers and scientists, naval officers and yachtsmen, fishermen and divers, who have harnessed, surveyed and investigated the great oceans of the world and in so doing have broadened the horizons of our understanding. It really is a fascinating view of the personalities that make up the maritime world, featuring adventurers, oceanographers, marine conservationists, divers and sailors l It also has a Foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, record-breaking sailor, former Yachtsman of the Year and winner of the Jules Verne Trophy.