Pictured here is Vittorio Sella on the Highest Peak of the Rouies as seen from the Chardon Glacier, August 3, 1888. Vittorio Sella’s home was in Biella, Italy – he began his career in 1879, climbing and photographing the nearby Alps with his 11×14 large-format field camera and wet plate collodion glass negatives. The great Italian photographer passed away on this day, August 12, in 1943.
The exhibit, Heights of Observation: The Photographs of Vittorio Sella (1859 – 1943), will open on September 9 and run though November 8 at the Panopticon Gallery.
More from the gallery here.