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Face to Face: Ocean Portraits

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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.

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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.

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Face to Face: Ocean Portraits by Huw Lewis-Jones

Atmospheric black-and white prints from the finest maritime collections and leading photographers such as Annie Leibovitz appear alongside modern imagery by leading marine photographers Rick Tomlinson and Nigel Millard. Completely international in its scope, some of the famous names to appear include Robert FitzRoy, Jacques Cousteau, Robert D Ballard, Wilfried Erdman, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Sarah Campbell and Ben Ainslie. The second volume in the lavish photographic Face to Face series combining historical and contemporary portraits. The Observer called the first title, Polar Portraits, 'picture book of the year', while The Explorers Journal labelled it 'stunning'. National Geographic commented on 'the greatest polar portraits of all time ... the hardened look of a wind-worn face will never change'.

About the Author

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.

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4th October 2010


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Conway Maritime Press Ltd an imprint of Anova Books


288 pages


The Real World

Photographs: collections
Maritime history



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