Crevasses of Glacier Blanc, Grande Sagne and Les Ecrines, Alps
Negative date 1899, print date 1899.
Vittorio Sella (1859-1943) was from northern Italy. He was the leading large format, mountaineering photographer of the late 19th and early 20th century, renowned for his spectacular high altitude photographs of glaciers, peaks and valleys. Sella travelled the world, photographing in the European Alps, the Caucasus, Mt. Saint Elias (Alaska), and the Himalayan Sikkim. In the early 1900's he photographed mountains in Africa Ruwenzori ("Mountains of the Moon") and the Himalayan Karakoram.
From the collection of Roger Härtl
Silver gelatin print 15.2 x 11.25"