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Herbert G. Ponting (1870–1935)

Herbert G. Ponting was born on March 21, 1870 in Wiltshire, England as Herbert George Ponting. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Great White Silence (1924), 90° South (1933) and The Undying Story of Captain Scott and Animal Life in the Antarctic (1914). He died on February 7, 1935. See full bio »


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The Great White Silence
90° South
90° South Director
Emil and the Detectives
Emil and the Detectives Camera and Electrical Department


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Pioneer photographer and maker of early documentaries, the son of a banker. He was part of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Ross Sea and South Pole (1910-1913).



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