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Mountain photography at the Estorick Collection Of Modern Italian Art

Published: Sunday 6th of July 2008

Visitors to the UK capital may wish to visit the Estorick Collection Of Modern Italian Art as part of their London sightseeing escapades this month.

The Metro reports that Vittorio Sella's "striking" images of icy peaks and mountaineering will be shown at the Estorick Collection Of Modern Italian Art until September 14th 2008.

In addition to being a skilled nature photographer, Sella - who lived between 1859 and 1943 - was an accomplished mountaineer and lived to the ripe old age of 84.

Born in the Italian Alps, Sella's pictures reflect the beautiful mountains that surrounded him as he grew up, and his knowledge of the mountains led him to shoot the angles from opposing slopes rather than the valleys below in a pioneering move for mountain photography.

Sella's passion for exploration and mountains saw him attempt such challenging climbs as K2 in the Himalayan Karakoram mountain range.

"What strikes you is the breathtaking clarity of these images. Every crevice and striation is picked out by Sella's magnifying glass-like lens," the Metro enthuses.

London Pass holders can receive free entry to the Estorick Collection Of Modern Italian Art.

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