Magazine article Geographical

The Noise of Ice: Antarctica

Magazine article Geographical

The Noise of Ice: Antarctica

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THE NOISE OF ICE: Antarctica

by Enzo Barracco; Merrell; 30 [pounds sterling] (hardback)

How it could be that a fashion and portrait photographer should end up travelling to one of the most remote, perilous places on Earth to take pictures is a story in itself. But this is just one part of the narrative of The Noise of Ice: Antarctica.

At its core, it's a tale of one man's drive to overcome the odds to reach and photograph this most magical and elusive of regions. It is also a story about the majesty of nature, its wonders and dangers, and how, despite our best efforts, we will never fully understand all that it is.

That is not to say there isn't immense joy to be had from trying, however, and it is the exhilaration of the journey, the thrill of the chase that shines through in Enzo Barracco's book. Inspired by intrepid Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, Barracco spent a month in Antarctica, enduring inhospitable conditions, battling powerful storms and treacherous seas, to capture the beauty of this 'freezing desert', to quote Sir Ranulph Fiennes who contributes a lively foreword. …

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